Woman with back pain

In a recent collaboration, Foot Levelers, the leading provider of custom orthotics, teamed up with Dr. Christine Foss, MD, DC, MS.Ed, ATC, DACBSP, ICSC, to shed light on an issue affecting a significant portion of the workforce: women’s back pain. This pervasive problem impacts workplace performance, leading to reduced productivity and increased healthcare costs. Understanding the unique challenges faced by women, healthcare professionals have emphasized the role of chiropractic care and innovative workplace strategies in mitigating back pain issues.

Back Pain: A Gendered Challenge

Research reveals that American women are more likely to experience back pain than men, with factors such as work-family imbalance, on-the-job responsibilities and physiological conditions contributing to this disparity. For women, issues like hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy and delivery type can exacerbate existing back conditions or lead to new ones. Moreover, the connection between emotional distress and work-related stress further complicates the matter.

Promoting Workplace Wellness

To address this issue, employers are stepping up to support women’s back health through various initiatives. On-site chiropractic care, ergonomic furniture and standing desks are becoming common offerings. Companies are also engaging doctors of chiropractic (DCs) that practice in their local areas to provide workplace on-site assessments and recommendations for improving back health. Very often, DCs will recommend the use of custom, flexible orthotics to address back pain and improve overall musculoskeletal health.

Corporate gym memberships and healthy food choices also help women maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, while regular exercise breaks during work hours encourage muscle stretching and flexibility.

Take Charge of Your Back Health
Empowering women to prioritize their well-being, Foot Levelers and Dr. Christine Foss encourage every working woman to take charge of their back health. Regular chiropractic care and incorporating ergonomic practices can significantly reduce back pain, enhance workplace productivity and overall quality of life.

Don’t let back pain hinder your success! Click here to request a list of healthcare providers that offer Foot Levelers products and outstanding care, and join the movement towards a pain-free, productive work life.

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