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The Importance of Ergonomics to Prevent Desk Job Injury

If you work at a desk job, you are at high risk for a work-related injury. Desk jobs can cause a variety of work-related injuries, such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome or pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows or hips. Ergonomics can help you reduce your risk for desk job injuries and symptoms, such as wrist pain, headache, backache, difficulty concentrating, and overall low performance at work. 

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among those who work at desk jobs. Work-related MSDs are the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work. MSDs account for 33 percent of all worker illness and injury cases. Using proper ergonomics in the workplace can help employers and workers reduce missed workdays.

Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to modify the job to fit the person to improve posture and movement. These improvements should reduce strain and eliminate desk job injuries associated with overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks.

Overuse injuries associated with desk work can negatively affect your spinal column, nerves, rubbery discs cushioning the bones of your spine, and overall geometrical bone alignment.

Preventing Desk Job Injuries through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can resolve many of the problems associated with desk job injuries. Your chiropractor can realign your spine, for example, or manipulate your spine to reduce pressure on your spinal discs, alleviate headaches, soothe backaches and relieve neck pain. Chiropractors can also manipulate the bones of your wrist to treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. A chiropractor can also evaluate your posture and movements to diagnose workplace injuries, and recommend a variety of ways to improve ergonomics to reduce the risk of these conditions.

Contact Our Raleigh Chiropractor Today!

If you have a desk job and are concerned about job-related injuries, make an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Raleigh. The chiropractors at Chiropractic Partners have the training and expertise to provide chiropractic care and information about ergonomics. Make your appointment for one of our chiropractors in Raleigh or the location convenient for you by calling today!

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