Does It Hurt?

If you’ve ever experienced any type of lower back pain, you need to read this. Low back pain, more commonly associated with jobs involving physical labor, is now striking an increasing number of white-collar workers. Here’s why.


   Lower back pain is usually associated with heavy lifting, turning, bending over and repetitive motions. And this is not earth shaking news, but back pain is becoming a plague among those who lift nothing heavier than a stapler. So why is that?


You may not like what I’m about to tell you. Researchers found a connection between job satisfaction and low back pain!


While workplace ergonomics are factors in office workers developing neck and back injuries, there is an overlooked element and that’s the psychosocial factor — which means how positive is a person’s mental outlook on their job and do they really like their job or career.


Here’s what I recommend. Instead of taking drugs to reduce the symptoms, you should think about reducing the amount of stress and taking steps to help you enjoy your job.


Statistics show that up to 80 percent of people will seek treatment for work-related neck or back pain at some point in their life. If you know someone suffering with low back pain, have them call our number! We’d be glad to help.