People who work manually –either at their workplace or at home- find themselves in situations that can create various types of pain. First, this type of work often requires the worker to do long hours in the same position. Moreover, it also often has the worker doing movements to which his body is not used, repetitive motions, or intense physical efforts. The increasing production requirements of the industry bring stress to the workers and often put them in difficult situations. In some cases, inappropriate security measures can create injury-favorable work conditions.
Many musculo-skeletal troubles can be related to manual work, for instance; lumbago, sciatica, tendinitis, bursitis, and –for workers subjected to frequent vibrations– carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and hernias. In these cases, do not hesitate to consult a chiropractic doctor to benefit from personalized and effective care, as well as to learn more about ergonomic recommendations and exercise programs that can help you. If it is only treated, a musculo-skeletal problem can worsen –which lengthens your treatment and rehabilitation period– and eve risk developing neurological complications. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.