Sandy Springs Work from Home: A Painful Dream Come True? Chiropractic Can Help.

Santa does not just work at his desk! He is out in the world, in and out of a sleigh, arranging the help of others (elves and reindeer!) to do part of the hard, back-wrecking 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 recently realized the dream of working from home. However, we can learn from his example. He does not just lounge at a desk. He gets help for challenging chores. He moves! Cross Chiropractic Center urges all of our Sandy Springs work-from-home friends to do the same as well as received pain-reducing chiropractic treatment 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% reported not having any such musculoskeletal pain issues. (Women said that they experienced 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% didn’t have an office chair; 32% used an ergonomic chair. 71% were distracted by constant or intermittent disruptions. 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 done 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 in front of the computer. (2) For the work-from-home dream to come true with as little pain as possible requires some preparation. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is eager to help you prep.

WORKING FROM HOME: THE SET UP

Any new venture necessitates a plan. Beginning without the plan goes wrong for most. 89% of new-to-working-at-home workers who responded to a survey reported 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 related to headache and low back pain. (3) A study of university employees found that 61% of them experienced more musculoskeletal pain working from home with neck, shoulder and low back pain being the most frequent. 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! Despite the new work-from-home trend that resulted in more sedentary lifestyles, decreased physical activity, and more musculoskeletal pain like back pain, researchers mentioned that exercise and less sitting around successfully decreased low back pain and even ‘cured’ it for participants in their study. (5) Cross Chiropractic Center presents some simple, gentle exercises for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients. Begin them after we go through a thorough exam and you start noticing 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.

Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Be like Santa: move, get help with the heavy lifting, alter your workspace! Happy Holidays!

Sandy Springs back, neck, shoulder pain from working at home as exhibited by Santa
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