These days many of us spend most of our working life sitting down hunched over a computer sending emails rather than walking to meetings and being generally active.
When we think of workplace injuries, we tend to think of accidents that happen to people working in manual jobs such as building, catering, and factory work. For example, you may think of falls caused by loose carpeting or slippery floors. We may often think of trips, slips, and people falling off ladders.
However, office-based workers are also susceptible to these and other injuries that can have a detrimental effect on their quality of life.
The move to such a sedentary working life can wreak havoc with the health of a workforce. Therefore, employers need to consider new ways of working that limit the negative effects on a person’s health.
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Research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the most common workplace injuries affect people’s shoulders and backs, arms, wrists, legs, and abdomens. However, most of these injuries can be avoided, and it’s up to each individual employer to introduce health and safety regulations to ensure staff remain healthy and are not at risk of falls and other accidents.
For those people who have suffered from an injury at work, it’s worth making an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor. This is because often the pain caused by an injury of this nature can be relieved by manipulating the bones in a person’s upper neck.
At a patient’s first session, the practitioner will examine the upper neck vertebrae (the C1 and C2 bones) and see if they are in the correct position. If they are out of alignment, this may be the cause of a patient’s pain. Even a tiny misalignment can place pressure on a person’s brainstem and cause health problems. Correcting this problem, and realigning the two bones relieves this pressure and enables the body to function properly again.
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