Georgetown Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Pain

March 29, 2022

Work. We all have to work. Everyone’s job necessitates posture(s) that may elicit pain at one time or another. Dr. Butwell sees the pain! Many Georgetown back pain and neck pain patients who seek chiropractic bring stories of work-related pain. We are here to help!


Dr. Butwell is poised in its ability to relieve and manage work-related musculoskeletal pain for our Georgetown chiropractic patients. Not too surprisingly, 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 followed. 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 reported being “active” physically, 37.3% were less active, 4.1% were very active. (1) Research shows that in-the-workplace exercise routines were effective in treating musculoskeletal disorders and in decreasing pain for office workers. (2) Dr. Butwell values the optimism this brings for our Georgetown back and neck pain patients!


Dr. Butwell treats work-related pain within the guidelines of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates gentle spinal manipulation along with exercise, nutrition and other advice.  We see the value in researchers’ description of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders as those painful issues induced by inadequate use of the musculoskeletal system throughout the work day. Exercise, education, ergonomic direction, massage are pretty typical methods of dealing with and attempting to prevent pain. Most recommendations like this were for workers to do outside of the workplace. Recently, researchers proposed the benefit of specific, individualized, resistance strengthening exercises in the workplace to reduce pain, fatigue, and discomfort in the neck and upper extremities of workers. (3) That is a good idea. Dr. Butwell 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 discusses treatment of cervical radiculopathy with arm and neck pain via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. After months of pain and trying all sorts of treatments, she experienced relief.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic appointment with Dr. Butwell today. We all work. There is no arguing that! If work and its postures are painful, let’s chat. Together, we can find a way to relieve and prevent workplace musculoskeletal pain.

Dr. Butwell offers gentle treatment to reduce work-related pain and advice for preventing it.