Chiropractic care is a growing field. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the number of chiropractors is projected to grow by 4% from 2019 to 2029, as people become more and more interested in integrative healthcare. And while chiropractic treatments are a great way to improve wellbeing for just about anyone, some people may need the care more than others. Here’s a list of some of the most stressful jobs that could benefit from seeing a Chiropractor.
From lifting heavy objects to digging ditches, the life of a construction worker is spent doing long hours of physically demanding tasks. This can lead to a myriad of problems such as back pain, neck pain, wrist pain, and more. Without proper care, this could increase their risk for injuries. Did you know that construction work is the sixth riskiest job in the country? Overexertion and exhaustion are some of the common problems, too.
Fortunately, a chiropractor can help mitigate some risks by correcting abnormalities in the body’s frame, making it limber. If construction workers get injured on the job, manipulation techniques also release anti-inflammatory substances, helping decrease pain in the affected area.
It may not be a physically active job, but it’s a very stressful one. Lawyers are always under pressure because of client demands, changing laws, long hours, and more.
Luckily, another useful benefit of chiropractic care is the reduction of stress. Our research on the topic has shown that people hold their bodies differently when they’re worried. Things like tense muscles, curved backs, and breathing patterns shift the vertebral alignment, causing chronic stress. Regular chiropractic sessions ensure that the body is always in its proper form, which can reduce stress for lawyers.
Nurses do many strenuous activities, like bending, reaching, and lifting objects (and patients!) — all of which can cause stress to their spine, joints, and other extremities. This is especially true for nurses that move around a lot, like those in critical care.
Critical care nurses are one of the few nursing careers that specialize in “intense and vigilant” care, leading to their workload to be more stressful compared to other jobs in the field. They work in emergency departments and cardiac rooms, so their bodies need the strength and flexibility to perform their duties to the best of their ability.
Nurses can benefit a lot from chiropractic sessions for the joints, as these can improve the body’s range of motion as well as boost nerve function.
Event planners don’t just plan; they do a lot of busywork, especially on the big day itself. All that running can cause a lot of pain in their body, which chiropractic sessions can help with.
Much like with nurses, chiropractic sessions for the joints will be very helpful, particularly for the knees and ball joints. Then again, regular chiropractic treatments also do wonders to relax the muscles, reducing stress. Since event planning takes months of preparation, a couple of chiropractic sessions during that time will be equally beneficial to them as well.
Even if bank tellers aren’t on their feet most of the day, they are seated for a lot of it. Holding that kind of position for an extended period is a sure way to get objective low back pain (LBP). LBP is a common health problem among full-time office employees, but especially those who work in banks.
True enough, a cross-sectional study published in the Journal of Occupational Health reveals that within a month, nearly 37% of bank employees reported symptoms of LBP. Two of the top variables that contributed to this are “prolonged office hours” and “[lack of] physical activity.” A chiropractor can perform the right adjustments to the lumbar spine, which can ease the pain.
In conclusion, some jobs are more stressful than others — whether that’s because of the mental or physical strain. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help you. Consult with your local chiropractor to see what kind of treatments you need and how often you need them for a healthier and more comfortable life.
Exclusively written for maxliving.com by author Rae Jordyn