Work-Related Back Pain and How To Treat It

Charlotte is a photographer and she loves everything about her work. She loves taking all types of pictures and playing with different angles to get them to look as beautiful as they can. One of the things she loves most about her job is the travel. She is in a different location every day photographing something new, exciting, and beautiful. She is considered one of the best in the business, and to be the best you have to have access to the best equipment. Charlotte arrives at any given shoot with state-of-the-art cameras, tripods, lights, and whatever else she needs to get the perfect shot. She doesn’t remember when the back pains started, she just knows that they’ve gotten worse over the past couple of weeks and sometimes become unbearable when she carries her equipment. Charlotte often says she would rather suffer work-related back pain  every day for the rest of her life before she would ever consider putting down her camera equipment.

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Charlotte is lucky to work a job she loves, too many people suffer work-related back pain from jobs they cannot stand. If you are suffering chronic back pain from carrying heavy objects like Charlotte or from sitting in the same position for eight hours a day, then you need to incorporate chiropractic care into your wellness routine. Contact RxWellness Spine & Health to schedule a consultation and begin working with the best wellness professionals in the DMV. 

Common Types of Work-Related Pain 

The best way to avoid work-related pain is with chiropractic care. However, if you have not incorporated chiropractic care into your wellness routine, then you are likely to experience one or more of the following common types of work-related problems

  • Cervical headaches 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Neck tightness or pain
  • Shoulder pain 

Common Causes of Work-Related Pain


Dr. Phil is the founder and C.E.O of RxWellness Spine & Health. He started the practice almost 25 years ago in Herndon and continues to faithfully provide his community with quality chiropractic care and non-invasive treatment methods. He believes in treating the “whole person” and uncovering the root cause of his patient’s discomfort. He is extremely passionate about chiropractic care and is always willing to go above and beyond for the benefit of his patients. Since the start of his Herndon practice, Dr. Phil has expanded to open wellness centers in Tysons Corner, Arlington, Vienna, and Rockville MD. With the opening of different practices and the welcoming of new chiropractors and team members, Dr. Phil’s goal remains the same: to provide quality chiropractic care to his community. 

When asked who comes to you with work-related pain the most, Dr. Phil simply answers, “The corporate desk jockey.” He goes on to explain that he often sees patients who come in with pain from, “sitting by the computer [for] ten hours a day or even eight hours a day…[oftentimes they are] working from home….and…didn’t have…ergonomic chairs.” Too often chiropractors see patients who are dealing with discomfort from preventable problems. Practicing proper posture, using the correct equipment, and receiving regular chiropractic adjustments is often very effective at preventing problems in the long run. 

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A few big contributors to work-related pain can include some of the following workplace details and job descriptions: 

  • Working long hours
  • Carrying heavy equipment
  • Sitting in the same position for hours at 
  • Physical excursions that result in tiredness (when you lift heavy objects all day, accidents are more likely to happen during the end of the day when you’re more tired.) 
  • Cutting Corners (could be as simple as bending at the back instead of at the knees) 

Working With RxWellness Spine & Health 

When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, you will be working with the best chiropractic professionals in the DMV. We have well-trained doctors and advanced diagnostic technology to help us pinpoint the root cause of your problem. With an accurate diagnosis, we can create the best care plan to help you feel better as soon as possible. Dr. Phil explains this by saying, “we’ll take an x-ray, we want to see the structure of the spine, and based on how the structure looks,” we can develop a care plan.  

Dr. Phil also explains that “every person is a little different, but the goal for the very first visit is we want to get you feeling better immediately. By at least 20 percent. When a person stands up and says oh there’s been a change, that’s my 20 percent. And if you get that improvement, we know that those people are the ones who are going to really enjoy chiropractic care.” In short, if you are able to leave your first visit feeling at least 20 percent better, then there is a good chance that we will be able to help you see a significant reduction in pain.  

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Testimonial From a Longtime Patient 

Arron, one of Dr. Phil’s longtime patients, describes his experience by saying“[I]… came in [and Dr. Phil told me] to lay down on the table…[he] adjusted my back, my neck, my hips, and at the end I stood up I felt much lighter,” Aaron goes on to say, “ I felt able to breathe again. I don’t know if people know but when your back tightens up, it’s like holding a fist and holding it that way for hours. Eventually, the muscles are exhaust[ed, and] you’re physically exhausted from it,” he explains. However, regular adjustments allow your body the space it needs to relax, breathe, and complete important tasks without pain.

Arron also recalls a situation that occurred while he was at work. He says, “ I had a meeting one time, I got to a little early, I was sitting there and my back went out for no reason. Just went out. I looked at my watch. I had a few minutes, I was only two minutes from [Dr. Phil’s] office. I called him up, I said can I come in for an immediate adjustment? He said come in, come in quick. So I bent over as I walked into my car, drove to his office real quick, walked in there, [and he] adjusted me on the spot. I was able to stand up straight, breathe better, get back in my car and get to the meeting and no one knew.” That’s the magic of chiropractic care! It can truly be a life-changing experience when you work with the right care team who can help you live a life unburdened with chronic pain. Back pain should not be interrupting your life, and at RxWellness, we are here to ensure it doesn’t.

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Living a life where your back randomly locks up is not the kind of life you deserve, and according to Arron, it is “not something you want, and you don’t want your kids to see that,” so the best course of preventative action is to schedule a consultation with RxWellness Spine & Health and begin working with the best chiropractic team in the DMV. 

Contact RxWellness Spine & Health 

Any job you work can contribute to chronic pain especially when they require maintaining the same position for long periods of time, carrying heavy objects, or lifting/bending throughout the day. When you schedule a consultation to work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, you will be receiving the best form of preventative care available. Work-related back pain can make completing simple tasks more difficult than it should be, so let us help you alleviate problems before they start. If you have additional questions or would like to set up a consultation at any of our offices across Virginia and Maryland, please give us a call at 1(703) 904 9666 or book a consultation online.