When the duties of a person's job require lifting, those movements are likely to create wear and tear on the employee's neck and back. Painful neck and back conditions are an occupational hazard for construction and hospital workers. These conditions are often referred to as musculoskeletal disorders. They are often the result of poor work ergonomics that cause neck stress and lower back pain. At The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, we treat patients for musculoskeletal disorders without the potential dangers of medication or surgery.
There are a variety of types of musculoskeletal conditions that a person may suffer from due to lifting and repetitive motions. Those conditions include the following:
Ergonomics involves the study of people when they are on the job. It studies their ability to do their jobs along with their performance limitations. It also studies the biomechanics of lifting. Proper lifting techniques can substantially reduce the chances of suffering musculoskeletal wear and tear or injuries at work. We have all likely heard these four-step recommendations before, but they should always be kept in mind:
Maintaining an awareness of proper work ergonomics will substantially reduce your chances of injuries while lifting. If you suspect that you have suffered a lifting injury, contact our clinic right away for an examination. Call our team at The Healing Touch Chiropractic today at (916) 447-3344 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.