Ways To Avoid Back Injury Because Of Your Job

Ways To Avoid Back Injury Because Of Your Job

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People say that stress is all in the mindset, but you should know that the nature of your job and body condition plays a big role in it too Different jobs comes with different responsibilities that puts a strain on the body one way or another. Receiving adjustments from a chiropractor here in Singapore can make a significant difference in your stress level by relieving pain or discomfort caused by misalignment, helping you sleep better at night, and even prevent job-related injuries from happening by maintaining and conditioning your body. Aside from that, you’ll find that when your body is in tip-top condition, your performance at work improves as well and you’re less likely to feel sick and tired of going to work every day.

But even though chiropractic care is a highly effective injury prevention method as well as treatment plan, there are other ways to protect your body from injuries too. They may sound simple and common sense but you’d be surprised to know that sometimes these things are what people didn’t do and got injured. So go ahead and learn more ways to protect yourself from back injuries.

Keep Your Posture In Check All The Time

Sitting all day may be the new health risk but so is standing all day! Factory work is often done while standing while doing repetitive movements. This can lead to muscle fatigue and weakness which actually causes a disorder called repetitive motion disorder. Always check your posture to avoid this. Straightening your spine and relaxing your shoulders help ease your tense muscles.

Invest On A Good Office Chair

Sitting for an extended period of time is not good for your back and your health; however, it has become unavoidable nowadays due to the rising popularity of deskbound jobs.  In that case, what you can do is find a way to make sitting less tortuous for your body. Using a good ergonomic chair definitely is a good option; just remember that there are a lot of ergonomic chairs in the market so you have to choose the type that fits your needs well. Aside from that, you’d do well to keep in mind that sitting less and moving more is still the best for your body. So do not rely on them too much. They simply provide support, not solution for your back problems. So the best thing to do is still find ways to incorporate more movement in your daily routine, do not forget proper nutrition, and continue being proactive when it comes to your back health. Seek a professional like a chiropractor that can help improve your condition so that it doesn’t get worse over time from all the sitting that you do.

Choose Your Shoes Sensibly

Shoes that have super high heel or those that are too flat throws off your body’s natural balance. Which makes you stand, sit, and walk in a different way than how it should be. One way to pick shoes that won’t hurt your feet and back is by standing and walking around the store in them. You should be able to tell if they’re comfortable enough to be worn on a daily basis or if you’ll end up wobbling in them all the time.

However, there are jobs that not only require to be in a constant position but also strict uniform like standing while wearing high heels for hours. In these cases, you want to really invest in shoes that fit your uniform requirement but still provide some comfort and support. Doing so avoids muscle strain and injury from happening to you and promotes better spinal alignment. Also, if you commute to work or have to walk long distances, better switch to flats or comfy sneakers. Reserve your heels within your workplace or the event you need to attend to.

Don’t Forget To Stretch

Construction work can put some serious wear and tear on the body. The job involves heavy lifting, whole-body vibration, lifting and twisting at the same time, and bending for prolonged periods—all of which can cause muscle sprain and strain. Injuries, like slipped or even ruptured discs, overstretched ligaments, nasty muscle cramps, can also happen because construction workers tend to overexert themselves. But preparation and common sense can go a long way towards preventing such things. So if you know you’d be in a certain position for a long time, stretch really well or take short breaks. On the other hand, if it’s plainly obvious that you won’t be able to complete a particular task, just work until a certain part is done and then just continue it the next day.

Know How To Do Proper Lifting

Blue-collar jobs like house painting, garden landscaping, or lawn works comes with risks of accidents and you injury, especially if you’re not yet very skilled with the work you’re attempting to do. To avoid that, don’t overexert yourself. Slipped or even ruptured discs, overstretched ligaments, and nasty muscle cramps usually happen when you force yourself to continue working even if you’re already tired. It’s important that you learn how to lift properly too since house projects usually come with a lot of lifting. Lastly, know how to use equipment properly so that mistakes can be avoided and you don’t end up redoing the work. Whether the object is light or heavy, you could still hurt yourself from lifting it if you do it wrong. When lifting, you should bend your hips and knees to squat down to your load, keep it close to your body, and straighten your legs to lift it. Don’t turn or twist while lifting.

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