5 Pains Commonly Associated with a Work Injury

Work-Related Pain in Brookline, Pepperell, Nashua and Hollis NH

Many of the Brookline, Pepperell, Nashua and Hollis NH patients we treat suffer from work-related pain. Here are five types of workplace pain that merit chiropractic attention.

  1. Wrist pain – Wrist pain is common among computer users. If your desk sits at too low an angle, your wrists are forced into an angle that inflames the carpal tunnel, a canal of soft tissue surrounding the median nerve. This causes pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness in the hands.
  2. Neck pain – Neck pain is often caused by an incorrectly-positioned monitor that makes you slump into a “head-forward” position. If you drive for a living, a sudden stop may sling your head forward and back with great force, causing whiplash.
  3. Back pain – If you try to lift a heavy object from a standing or stooping position, instead of bending from the knees, you may experience torn back muscles and herniated spinal discs, especially if you fail to ask a co-worker for help. Sitting in an office chair for hours can lead to chronic back pain. Twisting your body to reach various objects at arm’s length also causes back strain.
  4. Foot pain – Does your job require you to stand for many hours each day? If so, postural imbalances may lead to a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This painful foot problem occurs when the arches are placed under unnatural strain with the proper support.
  5. Referred pain – Work-related spinal problems can create pain that travels to your arms, legs, jaw, head or just about anywhere else. This phenomenon is called referred pain. Sharp leg or buttock pains, for instance, could be sciatica from a lingering work-related back injury.

Our Chiropractor Can Help You Beat Work-related Pain

If you seek relief from work-related pain, visit Main Street Wellness and contact us at (603) 882-5742 to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractor can perform the necessary treatment and recommend changes in your work routine that will help you enjoy life as you earn your living!

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