Georgetown Stress and Its Contribution to Back Pain

August 06, 2019

From firefighters to nurses, from kids to older folks - and all of us in between - work-related stress is stressful. It affects our sense of pain and often triggers bouts of back pain and neck pain and back-related and neck-related pain. Dr. Butwell is here to help squash the impact of work-related stress whenever possible. Georgetown back pain and neck pain patients carry everything – including their stress – with them to Dr. Butwell. You can, too! Together, we’ll manage work-stress and back and neck pain.


Work-related stress messes with us. It gets our attention through pain. None of us is immune to stress, not even a kid! A kid’s work is being a kid and attending school on the way to adulthood. Along the way, kids experience job-related stress. The pressures of grades and friends and news and learning issues get to them. Adolescents get low back pain, too. Depression, anxiety, coercion, uneasy relationships, extreme academic pressures, and unsatisfactory school lives may all put college students at risk for chronic low back pain. (1) 11% of firefighters reported moderate to extremely severe stress on the job. 40% described musculoskeletal symptoms with back pain being the most noted. More stress correlated with more such symptoms. (2) Trash collectors reported back pain issues – upper back pain 89%, shoulder pain 81%, wrist/hand pain 79%, neck pain 68% - which translated into higher psychological demands for them. (3) Researchers found that psychological factors and fear-avoidance behaviors caused 11.8% of nursing care facility workers’ stating that chronic low back pain interfered with their work. (4) It is an unusual person whose job is pure happiness and stress-free. The rest of us find ways to manage. Your Georgetown chiropractor is by your side.


Chiropractors like yours at Dr. Butwell see stressed-out patients. One report found that more than 30% of chiropractic patients said they were moderately to severely stressed. Over 50% felt stress had a moderate or greater effect on their current pain. 71% said that it would be beneficial if their chiropractic care had some stress-coping strategies. 44% were interested in participating in a course to enhance their stress management skills. (5) Chiropractic care is available to all, regardless of age or profession. Your Georgetown chiropractor is equipped to diagnose the physical cause of back pain and neck pain and to correlate any work-related stress that may be contributing to your Georgetown back pain and neck pain. The conversation of how to more successfully cope with stress via lifestyle modifications, exercise, etc., helps many Georgetown back pain and neck pain patients improve with the Georgetown chiropractic treatment plan.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who enjoys working with the toughest, stressed-out back pain and neck pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as part of the chiropractic treatment plan.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment. Dr. Butwell welcomes everyone suffering with Georgetown back pain and neck pain issues. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan for your relief.

Dr. Butwell helps Georgetown back pain patients who are stressed-out find relief and control of their pain.