Proper Workplace Ergonomics
In today’s modern workplace, many people can perform their work in unparalleled safety compared to the back-breaking labor that most working people endured even just a few decades ago. This means many more people than ever before are working in office settings where a lack of movement and poor ergonomics can lead to chronic conditions such as back pain, repetitive strain disorders, and more.
Can a Chiropractor Help with Back Pain?
If you’ve asked yourself this question, the answer is, “yes.” However, there are many preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries incurred at work.
The first thing you should do to limit your exposure to workplace injuries is to ensure proper body mechanics. As they say, “lift with the legs and not with the back.” But moreover, you should be sure that your limbs are as straight as possible while performing repetitive work.
For example, when typing, it’s important to keep your wrists straight so that the muscles and tendons of the wrists and forearms are not straining to work through the bend of a joint. Imagine pulling a cord through a bend in a pipe rather than through a straight tube. The bend makes damage to the cord more likely to occur. In the same way, bent wrists can cause damage to muscles and tendons over time.
At Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, our chiropractic care provider can help you in your recovery from a repetitive strain injury. More importantly, we can help you to pinpoint possible tasks and duties that you may be performing which poses a hazard of causing a repetitive strain injury. Such an injury can result in back pain and immobility that can cause you to lose time at work and reduce your quality of life.
Chiropractic Care in Philidelphia
To learn more about how the professionals at Oxford Rehabilitation Center can help you recover from repetitive strain, and avoid similar problems in the future, call us today at 215-725-2000 to schedule an appointment.