Which Professions Are Prone to Spinal Pain?

Which professions are prone to spinal pain?

  1. Call Center Representative
  2. Warehouse Employee
  3. Construction Worker
  4. Professional Athlete
  If you aren’t already aware, there are certain people who have a higher likelihood of experiencing pain in their spinal area. In particular, these people belong to professions that are prone to spinal pain. Due to the nature of their work, they may unknowingly be subjecting themselves to undue stress that may affect the proper function and mobility of this part of their body. With a visit to the right kind of chiropractic specialists, spinal pain can easily be alleviated.  

Call Center Representative

A call center representative with back pain If you work as a call center representative, then you would understand just how much stress you experience on a daily basis. Sometimes, you can easily pinpoint the source of this stress - difficult clients and customers, working long night shifts, or even sitting in an uncomfortable position all throughout the day. You may not easily notice in the beginning, but the amount of stress you receive day-in and out can cause a myriad of other health-related problems. In particular, you might start to frequently experience throbbing pain in your lower back. Another reason for this pain might be due to the quality of your sitting posture which might diminish over time because of the physical toll of the job on you. With a simple visit to a chiropractor, they can easily diagnose the source of your pain and provide you with treatment plans to alleviate it.  

Warehouse Employee

A warehouse employee experiencing back pain Another profession that is prone to spinal or back pain is that of a warehouse employee. These people are responsible for arranging large volumes of heavy parcels in their daily warehouse operations. While it’s understood that these people have undergone rigorous training for the job, this still does not exempt them from the physical stress on their bodies. Improper lifting of heavy items, in particular, can not only cause spinal discomfort but can also lead to muscular strains or worse, injuries. It is advised that warehouses invest in machines such as forklifts to make the job easier for their pool of manual labor. Coupled with the right machine operation practices and an occasional visit to a professional chiropractor, these types of painful scenarios can easily be avoided.  

Construction Worker

A Construction Worker experiencing back pain Similar to warehouse employees, the spinal health of construction workers is also at a higher risk of deteriorating over time. This is because they carry heavy loads of building materials on a daily basis. For example, it’s not uncommon to see a worker lugging around a large beam of steel bar or wood paneling. When they go to sleep and wake up the next day, they would likely feel soreness all over their bodies - even more so on their shoulders. Fortunately, chiropractors are professionally trained to make several adjustments to the spine and shoulder areas. With a series of swift and low-impact motions, they can easily improve the physical mobility of people in this type of profession.  

Professional Athlete

An athlete experiencing back pain Professional athletes need to maintain a strict diet and exercise regimen in order to stay fit for the sport they’re playing in. As such, it wouldn’t be a rare sighting to see that some athletes conduct regular visits to their trusted chiropractor. Aside from maintaining physical fitness, chiropractors help athletes reduce instances of them receiving injuries. It's something which these professionals take great measures to avoid. Coupled with tested post-game therapies like dipping in ice baths and relaxing massages, regular chiropractic care would definitely benefit these athletes.  

Key Takeaway

As the article above has sought to identify, there are some professions that are prone to spinal pain - some even more so than others. The right kind of chiropractor specialists will know just how to help these professionals relieve the pain they feel on their back, spine, and shoulder areas. However, you don’t have to be a construction worker, a telemarketer, or a professional athlete just to be qualified for a visit to the chiropractor. A variety of other professions can also cause a negative toll on your body.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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