Solutions to Ergonomic Issues at Eulo Chiropractic Center
One hallmark of most people's work routine is that it involves making the same physical motions and performing the same activities, in the same environment, on a daily basis. If you discover that your everyday tasks are creating serious musculoskeletal and neurological problems for you, from carpal tunnel syndrome to text neck, call Eulo Chiropractic Center in Sewell. We can treat your symptoms through natural means while evaluating your workplace ergonomics and help you change that daily routine for the better.
Ergonomics and the Body
The term "ergonomics" roughly translates from Greek as "the natural laws of work." In common parlance, it refers to the science of working as efficiently and comfortably as possible, whether your job takes place on a factory floor or in an office. Jobs that require repetitive tasks tend to generate repetitive motions. You might sit at a desk and type all day at a keyboard, for example, or you might constantly remove and return file folders to the same file cabinet day in and day out. Unfortunately, these repetitive motions can take their toll on the human body. Poor workplace ergonomics can lead to:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome - A painful wrist condition caused by nerve impingement in the wrist.
- Text neck - Text neck is named for people who droop their heads all the time to glance at smartphones, but it can also result from drooping your head or craning your neck to view an improperly-positioned computer monitor.
- Twisting strain - If you're always bending or twisting your body, you may develop chronic neck or back pain and stiffness.
- Plantar fasciitis - Long periods of standing can inflame the tissue in the arches of your feet.
Treatment and Preventative Strategies from Our Sewell Chiropractor
Our Swell chiropractor can often tell from your physical condition just how your job has affected your musculoskeletal and neurological health. We will discuss your work environment, daily tasks, and symptoms in detail. Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, text neck, back strain, and plantar fasciitis can respond nicely to a combination of chiropractic adjustment, active rehabilitation exercises, and electric muscle stimulation. At the same time, we will give you a plan for improving your workplace ergonomics. You may need to adjust your desk/chair height, move cabinets closer to your desk, or adjust your schedule to allow for occasional rest breaks and stretches.
Ready to Get Rid of Your Pain, Stiffness, and Other Symptoms?
Working smarter can result in a healthier, happier life with less chronic discomfort. Call Eulo Chiropractic Center at 856-269-4567 for treatment and ergonomic counseling!