Could white collar work actually take the title for worst career related to back pain?
Although the idea of working at a desk has been around for less time than say manual labor, nursing or construction work, it is quickly earning its title as being horrible for the spine. As specialists in the musculoskeletal form, we can tell you that the human body simply wasn't meant to sit at a desk for any extended period of time. Unfortunately, more people are facing the reality of earning their living at a desk. If this is the case you face, make sure you are taking care of your spine first and foremost; after all, it is one of your greatest assets on the job!
Your spine as an asset for white collar work
Back pain is the foremost reason for missed work in the United States. It is responsible for more hours of lost productivity than any other health condition which means that your spine, and the health of your back, are some of the foremost assets you bring to your job. Furthermore, keeping your spine healthy is an investment in your own future and retirement. If you let the hours, weeks, and years of sitting degrade your spine irretrievably, you are setting yourself up for a decrepit old age, full of debilitating pain and lack of independent mobility.
Protecting your spine against the demands of white collar work begins today
If you are fortunate enough to not be experiencing back pain, it is worth starting a back care regime now! You have the vantage point of being pain-free, which is more than can be said for a lot of your fellow office workers. Factors worth considering are: spending time at the gym developing core strength and stability, using an exercise ball or Swopper stool as your office chair, and considering a desk stretching routine to do each and every day. Regular chiropractic care is another way to maintain the longevity of your spine and keep it resilient against the demands of your job. If you are interested in using our expertise to empower your spinal health, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.