Common Sources of Work Related Pain

Work Related Pain can be Successfully Treated

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We will help alleviate your work related  pain, no matter its cause or severity.  Do you think you may have carpel tunnel syndrome, torn ligaments, hyper-extended neck muscles and tissues, or some other mild to severe work related issue? If you are seeking relief or want to know more about what we can do for you, we will be pleased to talk to you.

While some conditions may take longer to treat and require a number of visits to handle fully, pain often diminishes markedly in the first few treatments.

Of course, your situation has to be evaluated and a treatment program formulated, and this begins with an interview, possible testing and evaluation, and development of a course of treatment.

Common Sources of Work Related Pain

Possible sources of pain from work can occur due to any number of factors.

  1. Sedentary Jobs

Working at a sedentary job is one of the most common twenty-first century problems for workers. Jobs that require sitting in one position, often an unnatural one, place stress on areas like neck, shoulders, and back. Muscles and tissues knot up and become painful and can result in pinched irritated nerves.

Additionally, this lifestyle can cause deterioration of the tone of the muscles and overall integrity of the muscular and skeletal system and result in a vicious downward spiral into further and more chronic pain and even illness.

  1. Exceptionally Physically Demanding Jobs

This category includes those jobs where there are extremes of heavy lifting, unusual and difficult body positions and movements, and a consequent increase in the likelihood of stress fractures or damage to ligaments, muscles, and other tissues.

  1. Jobs Involving Sudden And Potentially Harmful Changes Of Motion

These changes may be built into the job, or may simply result from circumstances in the job that presents these opportunities. For instance, it can happen when you are operating equipment that has to be manhandled and which, at any time, may change direction and cause sudden stress on the hands, wrists, limbs, back, neck, or torso, etc.

Or you may be a driver or machine operator and an accident can cause whiplash or other extreme stresses to the body. Driving also fits into the category of a sedentary job with exposure to those problems, too.

Don’t suffer with work related injury pain any longer. We specialize in treating and eliminating pain from work-related injuries without the use of drugs or surgery.

Health issues involving the joints, back and neck, muscles, or bone were the most frequently reported causes of chronic pain.

In fact our brains handle physical pain and social pain in a very similar way, with overlapping brain circuits involved in both processes.

How Chronic Stress Produces Pain

With the pain come fatigue and sleeplessness, depression and frustration, and a noticeable disinterest in so many of the activities that used to fill a day.

Chronic pain, lousy mood are chemically connected

It’s well established that chronic pain afflicts people with more than just pain.

 Chronic drug use may worsen the pain of social rejection

Two pain relief specialists argue that treating chronic pain with drugs can create a cycle of physical and social pain, increasing peoples’ risk of dependence and addiction.

Social rejection hurts, whether it is real or imagined. Nearly everyone will have felt the distress of unanswered messages or phone calls, for example, the perception that someone is avoiding us at a party.

While the physical pain of injury motivates people to avoid further tissue damage and allow time for healing, social pain prompts us to avoid further rejection — and perhaps look elsewhere for companionship.

As a social species, we depend on others for our survival and well-being, so it comes as no surprise that we are wired to find friendship rewarding and rejection hurtful.

Social Isolation

When chronic drug use compromises the body’s reward and pain relief system, the mutually reinforcing effects of physical and emotional pain create a vicious cycle.

“[R]ather than helping the pain for which the drug was originally sought, persistent drug use may be chasing the pain in a circular manner, diminishing natural rewards from normal sources of pleasure, and increasing social isolation.”

What is the relationship between stress and weight gain

Unfortunately, all of this excess stress can lead to an increase in weight. And whether the extra weight is a result of overeating and unhealthy food 

Levels of “the stress hormone,” cortisol, rise during tension-filled times. This can turn your overeating into a habit. Because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods.

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Health issues involving the joints, back and neck, muscles, or bone were the most frequently reported causes of chronic pain.