Pensacola Work from Home: A Painful Dream Come True? Chiropractic Can Help.

Santa doesn’t just hang out at his desk for work! He’s out exploring the world, in and out of his sleigh, getting the assistance of others (elves and reindeer!) to do part of the hard, back-wrecking work. However, he also works from his home/workshop which surely brings him similar stresses and pain like it does for the rest of us who recently realized the dream of working from home. However, we can learn from his example. He doesn’t just sit at a desk. He gets help for challenging chores. He moves! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center urges all of our Pensacola work-from-home friends to do the same as well as undergo relieving chiropractic care for the back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and other pain(s) you may now experience.


Working from home. It was the dream job for many of us…until the dream came true. There are some amazing statistics on how work-from-home has changed so many of us. One study of 232 telecom employees recorded that 39% had more pain in the low back, 48% in the upper back/neck, and 27% in their hands. Only 33% said they did not have any such musculoskeletal pain issues. (Women reported more issues than men.) 30% worked in a separate room at home, 32% worked in a separate section of a room with other people of the home, 38% worked in a non-separate area like the dining room. 41% did not have an office chair; 32% sat in an ergonomic chair. 71% were bothered by constant or intermittent disturbances. 52% put in more work hours a day. Only 30% took recurrent breaks. (1) Students experienced much the same as did workers when their learning and teaching was done at home: low back pain for 73%, neck pain for 69%, shoulder pain for 59%. Influencing factors for students were pain, academic stresses, personal/emotional issues, work environment, and time in front of the computer. (2) For the work-from-home dream to come true with as little pain as possible demands some preparation. Your Pensacola chiropractor is up to the task to help you prepare.


Any new venture needs a plan. Beginning without the plan goes wrong for many. 89% of new-to-working-at-home workers who replied to a survey stated some musculoskeletal pain. Upper back pain was described as being a result of nonergonomic work environments with suboptimal computer configurations while nonergonomic postures were related to headache and low back pain. (3) A survey of university employees documented that 61% of them experienced more musculoskeletal pain working from home with neck, shoulder and low back pain being the most common. Women reported significantly more pain than men. The height of the seat an the distance of the monitor were significant risk factors for discomfort and pain in work-from-home employees. (4)


There is hope! Despite the new work-from-home trend that prompted more sedentary lifestyles, decreased physical activity, and more musculoskeletal pain like back pain, researchers noted that exercise and less sitting around successfully decreased low back pain and even ‘cured’ it for participants in their study. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center presents some simple, gentle exercises for our Pensacola chiropractic patients. Begin them after we do a thorough exam and you start noticing relief with our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation care.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares relieving chiropractic care for back and neck pain patients with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management on The Cox®8 Table.

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. Be like Santa: move, get help with the heavy lifting, alter your workspace! Happy Holidays!

Pensacola back, neck, shoulder pain from working at home as exhibited by Santa
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