If research carried out in Australia last year is anything to go by then it could be. The research suggested that people who were working in roles they didn’t enjoy were more likely to suffer persistent back pain than those people with a more positive attitude.
The research was undertaken by an orthopaedic surgeon and rheumatologist, Associate Professor Markus Melloh, working alongside the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research. Professor Melloh stated “Attitude in the workplace and positive thinking has a huge impact on lower back pain”.
A survey undertaken by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) in March 2012 would also suggest a string link between people’s back problems and their work. The survey found that 15% of people interviewed, who were suffering from back or neck pain, specifically cited their work as being the cause of their problems.
It was long believed that people working a manual job were more prone to back problems, however, increasingly people who have office jobs where they are sitting at their desks often undertaking work at PCs, laptops and now mobile devices are equally at risk of suffering back pain.
The research results in Australia would highlight that our attitude to our work can also contribute to back pain.
If you do spend a lot of your work time at your desk and on a PC or laptop you may want to follow the advice in this video.
If you are suffering back pain or neck pain then why not make an appointment with us and find out how we may help you.
Dylan Paydar at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic
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