• Common Office Injuries and How to Prevent Them

    on Sep 17th, 2018

You sit in a comfy office chair all day using a computer and answering phones. What could possibly happen, right?

Unfortunately, your office environment might not be as safe as you think. And you might be engaging in behaviors that are adding to the unsafe situation. Here at Watson Chiropractic, we see patients every day after common office accidents or for repetitive injuries that happen over time. We want to discuss a few of these injuries with you and give you some preventive tips you can put into action right away.

Ergonomic injuries

Sitting in a chair can wreak havoc on your back. Especially when you sit for long hours, use repetitive motions to complete your work, or have poor posture.

Prevention:

Slips, trips, and falls

Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries. In fact, office workers are 2-2.5 times more likely to suffer from a fall than other workers. And falls can be dangerous too, requiring you to miss work to heal or receive treatment.

Prevention

Sprains and strains

Your job duties may require you to pick up heavy objects. If you don’t follow proper body mechanics, these tasks can put you at risk for injuries, such as back, neck, or shoulder sprains and strains.

Prevention

Repetitive motion injuries

If your work requires you to complete repetitive tasks, like typing or moving objects, you might be at a higher risk of tissue injuries from these motions. Common injuries caused by repetitive movements include:

Prevention

If you’re suffering from painful muscles or joints following an office injury, it’s time to get help. Our doctors at Watson Chiropractic are ready to assess and treat your symptoms and help you make the necessary changes to keep them from coming back.

Book your appointment online today or call one of our offices in SeaTac, Kent, or Tacoma, Washington. You’ll meet with one of our skilled chiropractors to get started on your holistic chiropractic plan of care.

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