Here at Twin Cities Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, P.C., we want to keep our St. Paul residents safe from harm. Between household antics, commutes, and day-to-day shopping, your back takes a toll. Your body’s most significant threat might not be travel, however.
Work presents numerous back-related hazards, even if you’re sitting at a desk all day. To avoid neck, back, and body injuries, make sure you approach these five work situations with care.
You’d be surprised how much lifting, holding, pushing, carrying, and throwing activities whittle away at one’s health. You don’t need to be a factory worker to experience the health risks, either. Every year, plenty of employees need neck adjustment to work out muscle strains. Overexertion is considered by many to be the leading cause of workplace injury, also existing as the most expensive.
Two: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slipping, tripping, and falling are all the second-most prevalent workplace injury causes. Between slippery floors, bathrooms under construction, and even ill-maintained coffee areas, you have a lot to look out for. Make sure you’re following workplace guidelines to avoid spills, and double-check your coworkers near wet areas.
Three: Falling Objects
Objects falling from shelves, workbenches, and maintenance environments take a surprising toll on workers. Even if you’re not struck by a falling object, even being near one can result in a back, neck, or extremity injury. Reaction injuries—or injuries sustained by avoiding direct harm—are surprisingly prevalent in workplace environments.
Four: Taking Wrong Turns
This happens more than you might think. Closed doors, open doors, and maintenance areas result in some gnarly injuries. They also result in minor injuries which become aggravated over time. If you take a bump from walking around the wrong corner, you might experience back pain down the road.
Sitting pervades many work settings, contributing to a high number of long-term back and neck injuries. Office environments are particularly hard on the back, shoulders, and neck. If your work is sedentary, make sure you’re getting enough time throughout the day to stand, stretch, and walk around.
Twin Cities Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, P.C. wants to help you get the most out of your workday. If you’re experiencing back pain from work-related injuries, call us at 651-224-1921. As your physical therapy chiropractor, we’re here to answer your questions while helping you achieve a healthy, maneuverable lifestyle.
Whether you’re in a high-intensity environment or have an office job, paying attention to your body’s aches and pains matters. Keep your body safe, and make sure you’re getting the treatment you deserve.