Is My Job Causing Frequent Back Pain?

Is My Job Causing Frequent Back Pain?

Frequent (or chronic) back pain describes any pain that lasts three months or longer. It can result from disease, but most often, back pain follows an injury to the soft tissues in your back. 

Back pain can be sudden or come on gradually, and it can be sharp or dull and achy. The pain may get worse when you bend over and subside when you lie down. Other symptoms include stiffness, muscle spasms, and problems with posture.

The truth is that back pain can happen to anyone. In fact, 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Risk factors for developing back pain include age, weight, overall health, mental health, or structural problems.

Even the kind of work you do can cause back pain, whether you have a physically demanding job or sit at a desk all day.

Our expert team at AllCare Chiropractic knows that experiencing frequent back pain can really wear on your quality of life and affect your ability to work and sleep. 

Here we look at how your job might be causing your back pain and the treatments we offer to alleviate that pain.

Your job and back pain

Just as there are many causes of back pain, many types of jobs and job duties can cause back pain. 

If your job requires you to lift heavy items or bend down frequently, construction or warehouse work, for example, the extra strain on your back could suddenly or over time injure the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your back and leave you in pain.

Working a desk job may not require heavy lifting, but it can also put undue strain on your back. If you sit at a desk and use a computer for work, your posture and workstation — slouching in your chair or having your monitor too high or too low — could be causing your back problems. 

A job that requires you to stand in place or sit for long periods is often bad for your back.

Treating back pain

If you’re struggling with back pain, our team at AllCare can diagnose and treat it for you. We look at your medical history, ask about what makes your pain better or worse, and perform tests to determine the cause of your pain.

After the consultation, we create a treatment plan that can relieve your pain and offers strategies to prevent you re-injuring your back at work. Treatments include chiropractic care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to decrease inflammation and increase flexibility.

To find relief from your back pain, call one of our convenient AllCare locations or book your back pain consultation online today.

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