Take comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone if you are experiencing pain as a result of a workplace injury. Workplace pain affects millions of workers and ends up costing their employers billions each year in workmen’s compensation claims and in lost productivity.
Unfortunately, many occupations can place substantial demands on your body, specifically your back, and neck. And you don’t have to be a nurse, a construction worker or a factor worker to be at risk for workplace pain. Even regular office work can in some cases result in back pain and other job-related issues.
About 186 million work days are wasted yearly because of back pain. This has a pronounced effect on productivity and labor expenses.
And while back pain is the most common form of workplace injury, other risks consist of overexertion, falls and repetitive motion traumas.
In 2012, the Liberty Mutual insurer conducted a workplace safety study. They determined that the cost of the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses totaled $51.1 billion annually in the form of workmen’s compensation expenses. That’s nearly $1 billion each week!
In one more study, the Mayo Clinic had a look at the most common factors that brought about workplace pain:
- Force— Lifting heavy materials can exert way too much force on your back, resulting in injury.
- Repetition— When you repeat certain movements again and again, it can easily cause muscle fatigue and injury. This is especially true if you are stretching to the limit of your range of motion or using an awkward body position.
- Posture— Muscle fatigue and injury also may possibly be brought on by slouching, which exaggerates your back’s natural curves.
- Stress— Stress at work can increase your stress and anxiety. This has been directly linked to muscle tension , which can then cause back pain or make back injuries even worse.
Negative Side Effects of Workplace Accident
Lower back pain and other workplace injuries can affect other aspects of your life. Most people with workplace injuries go back to work even though they are in pain because they feel their career or jobs may be threatened if they report their pain.
Others are anxious about whether their injury will prevent them from continuing to hold a job. And others spend so much time dealing with flare-ups and treating their injuries by themselves, that they ignore other important aspects of their lives, such as their families and social life.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment for Workplace Accidents
Nobody should need to experience pain in the workplace. If you have had a workplace accident, one option you should look at is gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. By carefully decompressing the affected spots so that it can return to its normal state, our spinal disc practitioners can relieve your pain and get you back on your feet in a snap.
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