There's no arguing that computers are a necessity in today's business world, but, unfortunately, they are also a potential liability.
An increase in computer usage and time spent sitting at a desk has lead to an increase in muscle aches/pains characterized as R.S.I. or repetitive stress injury. As we type throughout the day, our hand muscles are busy hitting keys and moving the mouse, causing excessive wear and tear on those muscles. All of this stress can lead to microtrauma, small injuries that can get worse over time. Because these small injuries are not as noticeable at first, you will frequently reinjure yourself.
The three most common types of pain that occur in the workplace are:
Low back pain
The body responds to these microtraumas by forming fibrous adhesions, or scar tissue in the muscle, between muscle groups and between the tendons, nerves and ligaments. These fibrous adhesions limit the range of motion of muscles and joints. This can lead to more inflammation and the pattern becomes a vicious cycle of long-term wear and tear.
What were once just minimal, dull aches can progress into:
Rotator cuff disorders
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Nearly two-thirds of all occupational illnesses reported were caused by exposure to repeated trauma to workers' upper body (wrist, elbow or shoulder).
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
At Next Level Wellness, we don't think making a living should cause harm to your body. We specialize in treating these small, repetitive injuries before they turn into chronic pain. If you are experiencing pain on the job, come in for a consultation. Your pain is likely treatable and repairable, and we can help you avoid larger problems like surgery down the road.
Types of Treatments and Techniques Used
Fascial Integrative Treatment
F.I.T. is a highly successful, hands on treatment method used to address problems in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. It helps re-instate normal tissue flexibility and can restore balance and stability.
Active Release Technique
A.R.T. is a treatment specifically designed to locate and treat adhesions that accumulate in the muscles and restrict normal movement, flexibility, and stability in your joints.
Avoid medicine to mask your pain. Our chiropractors are trained to help relieve your pain and help you stay active. Treatments like joint mobilization, soft tissue treatment and therapeutic exercise will help heal and prevent injuries.
Designed to be both therapeutic and restful. Our therapists provide massages to enhance regular muscle function, alleviate pain and soreness and promote relaxation and well-being.
Get in touch today and take the first step toward a more comfortable work day. We can even show you some effective stretches to help relieve tension and allow you to be more productive!
A Note for Employers:
Most employers think that the small aches and pains their employees experience will go away on their own. Or, if there is a claim filed, that it will involve minimal cash outlay. Unfortunately, neither is the case. A simple sprain/strain injury can cost upwards of $48,000!
How can employers avoid some of these costs? At Next Level Wellness, our Chiropractors will utilize special treatments and techniques to help your employees reduce or eliminate pain before it progresses - avoiding expensive claims.
Please call us at 949-263-9003 to learn more.