You know what I am talking about, right? The job that everyone wants. The job that makes you push harder to excel and move up the ladder. It’s that job that allows you to have the huge office overlooking the perfect view while you relax in a big comfy chair, sign a few papers, get your paycheck, and go home to relax some more.
Even if that job does exist, it comes with costs to your health. Those jobs that require a person to be sitting for eight hours a day can take a toll on the well-being of your spine.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted a study that reported the back, legs, wrist, shoulder, abdomen, and arms are the body parts that suffer the most injuries in the workplace. Interestingly, these injuries usually occur because of avoidable situations. What are some of these? Wet and slippery floors, loose carpeting, inadequate lighting, and objects on the floor – to name just a few.
Who is at Risk?
You are probably thinking about ones who work in manual labor. However, the people that are required to lift, type on keyboards, sit for long periods of time, and other similar situations on their jobs are also vulnerable to injury.
You are now, more than likely, wondering what you can do at work to prevent some of these injuries. This comes down to the environment you work in and how much responsibility lies with your employees. In another article on this subject, we will give you some practical tips to reduce the risks of suffering undue workplace injuries.
Have you already incurred an injury at your place of work? The best thing you can do is see an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Kylie Kleinfelter of St. Charles, Illinois. Dr. Kleinfelter will examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignment that may be causing your pain. Even a misalignment of one-quarter of a millimeter in the upper neck can cause undue pressure on your brainstem. That can lead to all sorts of problems with your health. Realigning those two vertebrae will help your body to begin healing by relieving that pressure.
Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are 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 for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at 1stplacechiropractic.com.