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Do you have one of those jobs that no one understands?  It doesn’t really fit into the conventional idea of a 9 to 5 job.  The job description fits too many categories to definitively explain.  And people say that you’re so lucky to be off just because the weather is bad, you have to remind them that 12 hour shifts in 20 degree blowing wind is considered “inhumane.”

It’s called work for a reason; it isn’t easy but at least it pays.  And for many men and women who work in manual labor, they receive great benefits  – compliments of either their employer, insurance or local union.

So if you find yourself with some time at home to recuperate over the holidays, call the Back Pain Clinic Belleville.  One of our knowledgeable staff members can inform you about the many ways Dr. Fast can heal a nagging injury, or prevent a new one.  During your extensive first visit, Dr. Fast will take a thorough medical history, physical examination and design a treatment plan for your health goals.  

In a physically demanding job, your body is more likely to be compromised, resulting in lower back pain. Evidence from the three below studies suggests that chiropractic is a valuable tool for your rehabilitation:

  • A study published in the journal Spine in 2018 noted that adding chiropractic adjustments to a traditional medical plan greatly increased the likelihood of pain reduction and development of better range of motion. The study participants were lower back pain patients of both sexes who ranged in age from 18 to 35.
  • A 2003 study featured in the British Medical Journal analyzed over 180 individuals suffering from neck pain for a full year, revealing the significance of chiropractic for work injury treatment. The patients were assigned to be treated with one of three modalities: chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy (especially active use of the muscles), or traditional medicine (pharmaceutical medication, information, and therapy). The individuals who received chiropractic care improved more rapidly than did those in the other two groups.
  • A report on patient satisfaction and rehabilitation that appeared in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2000 surveyed patients of chiropractors and general practitioners 30 days after treatment. More chiropractic patients rated their treatments as satisfactory, with a substantially larger proportion – 56% versus 13% – stating that their condition was improved.

See for yourself and visit the Back Pain Clinic Belleville.