Is your office workspace befriending you or betraying you?
If you consistently experience headaches, back or neck pain, numbness in your legs or tingling in your fingers or toes, perhaps your workspace is showing a sinister side.
Dr. Ryan Woodbury, DC, of Hanson Chiropractic in Everett, cited an American Medical Association report that the average pain sufferer tallies the equivalent of 30 work days per year in lost productivity, which costs American employers an estimated $61.2 billion per year.
On the home front, such pain can prevent you from spending time with your family, enjoying hobbies and establishing recuperative sleep patterns.
To help people prevent or treat chronic workplace pain, Hanson Chiropractic provides complimentary on-site consultations to businesses to analyze workstation ergonomics. The group also offers wellness workshops to demonstrate exercises and stretches to avoid or relieve pain and provide information on nutrition and stress management.
“In today’s society, our lifestyle is obviously very sedentary,” he said. “We spend a lot of time in the car commuting, we sit at a desk, sit while eating dinner, spend an hour on the couch — over the course of a day, a tremendous amount of stress and pressure is placed on the spine.”