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The Second Leading Cause of Lost Work

The Second Leading Cause of Lost Work

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Lower spine injuries and dysfunction is the second leading cause of lost work in adults and the greatest cost expenditure for adults from 30s through 70 years of age.  But who does it affect most?

It is no surprise to anyone that carpenters, moving men and plumbers have high rates of spine and low back injuries.  Lifting heavy loads, long hours, and awkward tasks can be a recipe for disaster.  Youfve probably got a mulch project in the yard this weekend.  Picture how a landscaper feels after his or her week.

It turns out, however, the white collar worker is no better off.  Research shows that there is as much spine and low back episodes between blue as white collar workers.  While this may surprise you that accountants and lawyers are as beat up as guys that haul garbage cans, think about this question.

Are we as humans built to carry and lift and move objects, or sit with our rear in an office chair all day? If you think the former, you are right.   A fascinating review of the history of sitting, there is a compelling argument that sitting is truly an unnatural position for humans.

Office workers have just as high rates of low back and spine problems as those doing heavy-duty blue collar work.  It turns out that we are designed to move, and move carrying heavy things, more so than move around while parked in our office chair.

To learn more, Check out the workshop "End Lower Back Problems & Sciatica Forever" in our lending library at Four Points Family Chiropractic.

"Watching Your Back,"
Your Health Coach,

Dr. Ross Coccimiglio

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