RxWellness Spine & Health Can Help Police Officers
It's impossible to name all the ways police officers and departments help their communities' residents on a daily basis, from coming to the aid of roadside accidents to preventing murders and homicides. This law enforcement personnel are not indestructible, and even the more routine aspects of their jobs can lead to severe musculoskeletal and neurological problems. Health and wellness programs, a mainstay of many corporate environments, can prove invaluable to police -- and we're happy to help create and maintain those programs here at RxWellness Spine & Health.
Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Leg Pain and Other Common Complaints
Police work can be extremely hard from both a physical and emotional standpoint. Officers in the field may have to wrestle criminals to the ground, rescue people from danger, or chase perpetrators on foot. These actions can easily involve acute injuries such as herniated discs, a painful cause of sciatic nerve impingement and leg pain; they may also dislocate vertebral or extremity joints.
But even less dramatic daily activities can prove extremely wearing on the body. Police officers may find themselves suffering from back pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, and other forms of chronic pain caused by repetitive activities. Getting into and out of the squad car, for instance, may contribute to lower back pain and sciatic nerve impingement, while stooping over keyboards to enter data may contribute to upper back pain and shoulder pain. Add to this the ongoing muscle tension from emotional stress, weight gain from stress-related eating habits, and fatigue from long shift hours, and you have a recipe for major health challenges.
Education and Answers From The Wellness Champions
RxWellness Spine & Health can help entire police departments learn methods for protecting their physical health and promoting optimal wellness. We're a proud member of the Wellness Champions, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping workplaces of all kinds gain the knowledge and skills they need to correct damaging habits and enjoy a higher standard of health. We can come to your department and deliver regular presentations on key health and wellness topics, from proper nutrition and diet to exercises for strengthening the core muscles and reinforcing proper spinal alignment. We can also address stress management strategies that can make all the difference in helping your team cope with the enormous stresses of their work in the healthiest possible manner. Individual police officers who are already suffering from upper back pain, lower back pain, or other work-related issues can get the relief they need right here at RxWellness Spine & Health.
Contact Our Herndon Clinic
Whether you're a law enforcement office looking to improve your overall health and function or a police department interested in creating a chiropractic wellness program, RxWellness Spine & Health can help you achieve your goals. Call our Herndon, VA office at (703) 904-9666 to learn more and get started on the road to healthier police work