Do you truly understand the impact your job has on your overall health? “But Doc, my job really isn’t even physically demanding.” Okay. Understandable. But how emotionally demanding and stress filled is your job? New studies show a direct and substantial correlation between excess work stress and musculoskeletal disorders.

Do you realize how much your mind is overly exhausted during your day to day activities? Most of us don’t. Then why do you get off work and your fatigue, exhausted, irritable, and aching with muscle tensions? It’s because your are stressed, and your brain and neurological system are fighting you! Here’s some facts to consider:

  1. 80% of employees in so called “minimally physical” jobs experiences musculoskeletal pain in one or more regions of their body. The most common areas are the neck, low back, and mid back! Can you say too much computer time and sitting at your desk? Other areas strongly effected are the joints of the arms in the elbows, wrists, and hands.
  2. If you are married, you may have more pain than single employees. Actually you may have a lot more pain than your single counterparts! 4.5x greater pain to be exact! Why is this? Due to two factors which is extra stress due to worry over family and people with families typically have more years and work experience than those that are new out of school or single. Which brings me to my last point.
  3. Individuals with more work experience (10-20 years) have 3x greater musckulosketal pain than those with less than 10 years. Why is this? More experience often means more responsibilities, ultimately leading to exceedingly more stress.

Do matter how minimal the physical stress of your job may be, it is extremely important to see a chiropractor to maintain your spinal and nerve health. Chiropractors work directly with the body systems that correlate directly to your stress levels: Your brain and spinal cord. Schedule your appointment today at (219) 661-8680 and see how we can help you live stress free!

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