Buffalo, NY Work from Home: A Painful Dream Come True? Chiropractic Can Help.

Santa does not just work at his desk! He’s out in the world, in and out of his sleigh, arranging the help of others (elves and reindeer!) to do some of the hard, back-breaking work. However, he also works from his home/workshop which surely brings him similar stresses and pain like it does for the rest of us who now realize the dream of working from home. However, we can learn from his example. He doesn’t just lounge at a desk. He gets help for challenging chores. He moves! Disc Centers Of America encourages all of our Buffalo, NY work-from-home friends to do the same as well as arrange pain-decreasing chiropractic care for the back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and other pain(s) you may now experience.

THE DREAM: WORK FROM HOME, LEARN AT HOME

Working from home: the dream job for many of us…until the dream came true. There are some amazing statistics on how work-from-home has altered so many of us. One study of 232 telecom employees documented that 39% had more pain in the low back, 48% in the upper back/neck, and 27% in their hands. Only 33% said they did not have any such musculoskeletal pain issues. (Women reported more issues than men.) 30% worked in a separate room at home, 32% worked in a dedicated area of a room with other members of the home, 38% worked in a non-separate area like the dining room. 41% did not sit in an office chair; 32% sat in an ergonomic chair. 71% were bothered by constant or occasional disturbances. 52% put in more work hours a day. Only 30% took recurrent breaks. (1) Students experienced much the same as did workers when their learning and teaching was performed at home: low back pain for 73%, neck pain for 69%, shoulder pain for 59%. Contributing factors for students were pain, academic stresses, personal/emotional issues, work environment, and time with the computer. (2) For the work-from-home dream to come true with less pain requires some preparation. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is eager to help you prepare.

WORKING FROM HOME: THE SET UP

Any new venture needs a plan. Starting without the plan backfires for many. 89% of new-to-working-at-home workers who responded to a survey described some musculoskeletal pain. Upper back pain was described as being a result of nonergonomic work environments with non-favorable computer configurations while nonergonomic postures were associated with headache and low back pain. (3) A survey of university employees documented that 61% of them experienced more musculoskeletal pain working from home with neck, shoulder and low back pain being the most common. Women reported significantly more pain than men. The height of the seat an the distance of the monitor were significant risk factors for discomfort and pain in work-from-home employees. (4)

HOPE FOR NEW WORK-FROM-HOME PAIN

There is hope! Regardless of the new work-from-home trend that caused more sedentary lifestyles, decreased physical activity, and more musculoskeletal pain like back pain, researchers remarked that exercise and less sitting around successfully reduced low back pain and even ‘cured’ it for participants in their study. (5) Disc Centers Of America presents some simple, gentle exercises for our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients. Start them after we perform a thorough exam and you begin experiencing relief with our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation care.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving chiropractic care for back and neck pain patients with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management on The Cox®8 Table.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Be like Santa: move, get help with the heavy lifting, adapt your workspace! Happy Holidays!

Buffalo, NY back, neck, shoulder pain from working at home as demonstrated by Santa
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