Almost everyone has experienced pain while at work. Pain at work is expected when sitting at a desk all day, lifting heavy objects, and performing repetitive tasks. While some discomfort is to be expected, there are certain types of pain that signal it’s time to visit the chiropractor.
At Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC in Vancouver, WA, we can help you with carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, and other troubles. Here are four common pains at work that signal a chiropractic visit.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the hands and wrists. It’s caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common among office workers who perform repetitive tasks with their hands, such as typing.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is another common pain caused by sitting at a desk all day or lifting heavy objects. Lower back pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain, making it difficult to move or stand straight.
Neck pain is caused by sitting at a desk or working on a computer. The neck is susceptible to pain and injury because it supports the head's weight. Symptoms of neck pain include stiffness, tenderness, and difficulty moving the head.
Headaches are common pain caused by stress, tension, and dehydration. Headaches can range from mild to severe, accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and light sensitivity. Chiropractic care can help relieve headaches by reducing stress and tension in the neck and shoulders.
Improving Work Ergonomics
One of the best ways to prevent pain at work is to improve your ergonomics. Ergonomics is the study of how people interact with their environment. Improving your work ergonomics means making changes to your workstation or workspace to make it more comfortable and efficient.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor
If you’re experiencing pain at work, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. We will assess your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain. Our goal at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage in Vancouver, WA, is to help you feel your best. Schedule an appointment today by calling (360) 823-2225.