As children, we led very active lives. We ran around and would get yelled at for not sitting still. As adults, some of us still have those tendencies to move around a lot? Have you tried sitting still for more than an hour without moving anything? The truth is our bodies are made to move. They are not mean to stay in one position for very long. In fact, writers at Spine-Health mention that the body often gets uncomfortable if you stay in one position for more than 20 minutes. Think about how often you move your feet, legs, or hands when you are awake and sitting, standing, or laying down. The body likes to move. This is also why some find it cruel that we expect children to sit nicely in desks for hours on end. If we can’t expect our children to do it then why should we?
Many children don’t grow up thinking that they are going to land a desk job. Even in college, many did not conceive the monotony of having a desk job. Yet, the majority of jobs in the United States require lots of sitting or lots of standing. Either way, you are bound to hurt your back or neck. For example, if you are working as a factory worker you are constantly standing on concrete floors can cause you to have back pain. The problem is when you stay in one position your body loses its elasticity and stress builds up in the joints. This can cause inflammation, slip discs, fractures, and lots and lots of pain.
Other ways in which you can injure your back and neck are through repetitive moves. If you work in health care then you may be familiar with moving the same way over and over if you do sonogram work, for instance. Those who work in the service industry who are constantly picking up trays. The same movement over and over can cause real stress in the back and neck which leads to pain. This pain worsens to the point where you may not be able to continue your job. Another way to hurt you back and neck is if your job requires heavy lifting or if you are fatigued. No one wants to do things when they are tired, but if you are prone to fatigue then working at a job that requires heavy lifting or sedentary life can cause real stress.
If you or a loved one is experiencing back and neck injuries in the workplace do not fear. Our Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, are here to guide you through the workers’ compensation process. Each year billions of dollars are spent on medical expenses or loss of wages to those who correctly file a workers’ compensation claim. By hiring our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys you are increasing the likelihood of a successful claim. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to discuss how we can better serve you today.
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