Your Work and Your Back Pain – Pt 1

Back Pain, Workplace Injuries, PostureThe Costs of that Cushy Job

It seems that people are always trying to excel in the workplace, so they can get the “Cushy job.” You know, the one where you sit in big chair, in an office overlooking some beautiful scenery, sign some papers, collect a paycheck, and call it a day.

Well, those jobs, if any that are simple as that do exist, come with their costs. Even those jobs that require a person to be sedentary for eight hours a day take a toll on the health of a person’s spine.

According to a study by the  Bureau of Labor Statistics, the shoulder, back, wrist, arms, legs, and abdomen are the parts of the body where people suffer the most workplace injuries. The interesting part is those injuries usually occur because of avoidable situation in the workplace.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll look at some of those things in various types of work environments that may be the cause of a workplace injuries.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

  •  Wet and slippery floors
  • Objects on the floor
  • Loose carpeting
  • Inadequate lighting

Those at Risk of Workplace Injuries

It’s easy to think the only people at risk for injuries in those areas are people who work in manual labor. People whose jobs require healing lifting, typing on keyboards, sitting for long periods of time, or various other types of jobs are also susceptible to back pain and injuries.

Now, we’re sure your curious to know what precautions you can take to prevent those workplace injuries. Well, that depends on the type of environment you work in and your or your employees individual responsibilities.

Next week, we’ll give you some practical tips you can take to the workplace, in order to reduce the risks of suffering undue injuries. Until then, if you have suffered from a workplace injury, the best thing you can do about it is to come and see an upper cervical chiropractor.

They will examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of your pain. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter in your upper neck vertebrae to cause undue pressure on your brainstem and lead to all sorts of health problems. Realigning those two vertebra will relieve that pressure, so your body can begin to heal itself.

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Dr. Jeff Leach of Living Well Chiropractic, in Plymouth, Minnesota is a Plymouth Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, sciatica, neck and back pain, and torticollis. More information can be found on our website at