Repetitive Stress & Work
Many chronic injuries and pains develop as a result of repetitive stresses occurring in the work place. Line workers who twist back and forth for eight hours a day, and warehouse employees who constantly bend over are just two examples of professions that require workers to repeatedly go through the same mechanical motions, over stressing the joints of their body.If a person is constantly repeating the same movements, they are continuously over working the same muscular groups.While over working muscles groups during one particular motion, other muscles become neglected, creating an imbalance of the spine.
DOES THIS LOOK LIKE SOMEONE FAMILIAR?
This is the perfect example of spinal imbalance. This person is over using the muscles in the back of his/her neck, making them overactive and tense while at the same time inhibiting the muscles in the front of his/her neck, making them weak and inactive. Over time, this person likely will suffer from daily neck pain and headaches.
In today’s world this is a common situation. People attribute their neck pain and headaches to stress, when really it has to do with posture and ergonomics. A good chiropractor can help restore your posture and guide you with tips to reduce future symptoms.