Proper Workplace Ergonomics
Ergonomics in the office makes a big difference in how your body feels at the end of the workday. If you suffer from a work injury due to poor ergonomics, a visit to Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray to meet with our chiropractor can help. Read on to learn about common work injuries, how to protect yourself from them, and how chiropractic care can help if you suffer from one.
Common Work Injuries
There are many ways that someone could become hurt on the job. Back pain can arise as a result of lifting heavy items, sitting or standing for long durations of time, or using repetitive motions. Neck pain can happen if you sit in a chair and look downward at a computer monitor rather than having one at eye-level. Wrist and arm pain can occur if you type or repeat movements of the hands in a warehouse atmosphere.
Ask your supervisor what procedures are in place to keep you safe while on the job. Make sure to read any provided information and adhere to rules to avoid injuries. Always use protective gear when working with machinery, using repetitive motions, or lifting heavy items. Consider investing in a lumbar support pillow if you sit or drive frequently. Furnishings can also help to protect your body while on the job. A sit-stand desk will help to keep your body moving, a rubber mat can be used to avoid stress upon your legs, and an ergonomic keyboard will help to protect your wrists when you type.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
If you are suffering from a work injury, pain may be alleviated in the comfort of our office using spinal adjustments and other therapeutic practices. Our practitioner will conduct an evaluation of your injury and provide you with a specific treatment plan tailored just for you. Massage, temperature therapy, electric stimulation, and exercise may be used along with adjustments.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Contact Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray to make an appointment with our chiropractor. Call our office at 724-941-5805 for more information.