Work Related Injury
Preferred Spine & Rehab relieves back pain everyday with patients suffering from work-related injuries. It is very common for accidents and injuries to occur at work, especially as we all age. Maybe you’re sitting in your desk chair right now wondering how your back could be hurting when you haven’t done anything physically strenuous at work or at home. Read on to examine the origin of your work-related back pain.
Types of Work-Related Injuries
If you are currently experiencing neck or back pain or any other type of pain, it may be a work-related injury.
Some work-related injuries include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Women are three times more susceptible to developing this condition according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This association also claims that assembly line workers develop this condition far more often than clerical or computer-related jobs.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
When the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist, this condition may develop. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the palm, and is in control of the thumb and fingers’ sensations, as well as the impulses that allow their movement.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
If your palm and fingers burn, tingle, or you experience an itching numb-like sensation quite frequently, you may have developed this syndrome.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
As a result of repetitious twisting, and bending while lifting objects, this condition may arise. As these motions require your back muscles to get the job done, they in turn are stretched or even torn, causing pain or soreness. Often, repetitive stress back pain may result in a herniated disc in the lumbar spine.
Results of RSI
If your job entails extreme physical labor such as lifting lumber over your head, it is possible for discs and vertebrae to degenerate, not to mention muscle exhaustion, which all may result in severe back pain in the form of muscle strains and sprains.
The symptoms for this condition, as do the various types of physically demanding jobs. Muscle or bone pain in the neck, mid or low back is fairly common.
Neck & Back Injuries
Postural Back Pain
If you are prone to sitting or standing too straight or excessively slouching and have recently noticed neck or back pain, it may be from your posture. Back pain, whether mid or low, can actually cause you to have bad posture, just as poor posture can cause you to have back pain. Old age and tired muscles can cause this pain to develop as good posture is harder to maintain. This type of work injury is a common complaint.
Vehicular Back Pain
Sitting behind the wheel for a long period of time may result in neck and back pain, especially if you have bad posture. Muscle tension may occur from stress, as drivers are heavily concerned with time limits and other outside factors.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, a slip or fall, it is quite possible that you are suffering from whiplash or a WAD (whiplash-associated disoders).
Pain Relief for Work-Related Injuries
The spine doctors at Preferred Spine & Rehab have safe treatments designed to treat your specific work-related injury. With a diverse list of therapeutic and specialized, non-invasive treatments, there is an answer for your pain. Schedule a Free Consultation today and let us help you find relief!
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