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McHenry Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Pain

Work. We all must do it. Everyone’s job necessitates posture(s) that may cause pain at one point or another. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees the pain! Many McHenry back pain and neck pain patients who seek chiropractic bring stories of work-related pain. We are here to help!


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is poised in its skill to alleviate and manage work-related musculoskeletal pain for our McHenry chiropractic patients. Not too startling, 81.7% of office workers in one study experienced musculoskeletal pain in at least one area. Back pain was the most frequently experienced pain for 54.8%. Neck and shoulder pain were after that. Curiously, musculoskeletal system pain was seen as high in office workers whose physical activity levels were found to be low. 58.5% of these workers were “active” physically, 37.3% were less active, 4.1% were very active. (1) Research shows that in-the-workplace exercise routines were effective in addressing musculoskeletal disorders and in reducing pain for office workers. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic welcomes the optimism this brings for our McHenry back and neck pain patients!


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic manages work-related pain according to the guidelines of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which integrates gentle spinal manipulation along with exercise, nutrition and other advice.  We appreciate researchers’ description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful issues induced by inadequate usage of the musculoskeletal system during work. Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty typical methods of dealing with and trying to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers to do outside of the workplace. Recently, researchers suggested the benefit of specific, individualized, resistance strengthening exercises in the workplace to decrease pain, fatigue, and discomfort in worker’s upper extremities and neck. (3) That’s a good idea. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees the value in taking care of oneself at home as well as in the workplace!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes treatment of cervical radiculopathy with arm and neck pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. After months of pain and experiementing with all types of treatments, she experienced relief.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today. We all work. There is no way around that! If work and its postures are painful, let’s have a talk. Together, we can figure out a way to relieve and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers gentle treatment to relieve work-related pain and advice for preventing it.
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