Every office worker is familiar with the soreness that accompanies long hours of sitting at a desk or staring at a computer. While many people may ignore the dull ache, they may not realize that if they do not seek treatment, they could develop a repetitive motion injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other serious disorder.
According to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), back pain, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of worker disability in the United States. Regarding office workers specifically, ChiroNexus, an online resource for the latest chiropractic studies and news, reports that “up to 89% of office workers suffer from some sort of musculoskeletal pain, whether that be in the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, or knees….To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in office workers, researchers surveyed 91 employees who worked at a university office setting. The employees rated their pain and responded to questionnaires on job satisfaction and health. Neck pain was the most common complaint, affecting 69.2% of workers. Lower back pain was the second most common (58.2%), followed by knee problems (41.8%), shoulder concerns (35.2%) and pain in the upper back (34%). People with MSK complaints were also more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs. Wrist, shoulder, and low-back pain were the most significant predictors of poor job satisfaction.”
Fortunately, office workers have options to address their aches and pains before more serious conditions develop. Chiropractic care can relieve many of the musculoskeletal issues associated with computer and desk work.
Experienced chiropractic care providers, such as the team at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, use chiropractic adjustments in concert with other therapies such as massage or acupuncture to provide powerful, non-invasive pain relief. Chiropractic therapy can even improve mood and reduce stress by removing interference in the spinal nerves and allowing proper flow of neurotransmitters to the brain.
At Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Dr. Timothy Erickson employs a whole-person approach that assesses the body holistically and seeks to treat the root of the patient’s issue. The Naperville chiropractor combines modern techniques and technology to help their patients feel confident and comfortable with their care. Offering a variety of treatments that all work in harmony, the staff at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture educates and communicates with each client on an individual basis in order to help the patient choose the right therapy to alleviate pain issues.
For over fifteen years, Dr. Timothy Erickson and the team at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture have provided the highest level of chiropractic care for a wide variety of conditions. Family owned and operated, the practice offers a whole-body focus for drug-free, non-invasive pain relief treatments, and proactive wellness.