Benefits Of Chiropractic Care In The Workplace

By: Dr. Shane Davidson DC

Let’s face it – work can be stressful. You have deadlines to meet, sticky notes covering your computer, and a workload that’s piling up on your desk. All of this added stress is not good for your health. The workplace is a significant source of stress due to the hectic environment and the constant pressure to meet or exceed demands and expectations. Not just that, but the workplace is where millions of people sustain injuries. Contact our Lincoln chiropractor to see how you can get chiropractic care implemented at your workplace.

Chiropractic Care In The Workplace

Whether you’re heavy lifting or sitting at a computer for a prolonged time, you’re creating harmful effects on your musculoskeletal system and putting stress on your nervous system. However, these effects could be alleviated through regular chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic adjustments will relieve you of any discomfort that you may be experiencing and create many benefits for your workplace. The most significant benefit of chiropractic care in the workplace is observed through stress relief. Chiropractic adjustments work to ease tension on the nerves, thus promoting blood circulation. This leads to improved relaxation and stress relief. Through spinal adjustments, chiropractic care in the workplace can create an environment where stress doesn’t play a significant role today.

How Employees Benefit

Everyone likes to feel like they are being recognized, especially in a work setting. Employees do their best to complete the tasks at hand successfully. They do face much stress, however. Stress is often underestimated, but it significantly impacts a person’s physical and mental health and well-being. When left unresolved, stress can impair the immune system, deplete energy levels, and increase the risk of various health problems. Plus, stress can impair productivity and lead to missed days at work. Therefore, when an employee’s manager makes an effort to prioritize them and their well-being, employee morale and productivity rise. One way that managers can show that they care about their employees is by investing in their health. 

Chiropractic care utilizes specific scientific techniques to eliminate nerve interference which helps alleviate everything from pain and discomfort to seasonal allergies and high blood pressure. Chiropractic adjustments can be used to support many of the same health concerns as traditional medical treatments, but with a fraction of the time and money invested in conventional medical treatments.

How Employers Benefit

As an employer, you want to protect your most valuable resources. When employees receive regular chiropractic care, they experience an overall improvement in their health. They will feel rejuvenated and ready to work. Employers who invest in chiropractic care for their employees will experience increased productivity and efficiency, lower rates of absenteeism due to illness or injury, and reduced medical costs. Each of these benefits improves the company’s morale, lowers employee turnover rates, and reduces costs for the business.

A research study was conducted at Anheuser-Busch brewing company in Peoria, Illinois, studying the impact of chiropractic care on their employees. The authors of the study reported that “In the two years since it was implemented, the number of employee sick days has declined by 22 percent, while the accident rate has been cut in half. Consequently, the company’s workers’ compensation costs have experienced a dramatic reduction, with premiums declining by more than 25 percent.” This study shows that companies that invest in the overall wellness of their employees by using chiropractic care benefit from increased productivity and job satisfaction and decreased costs for healthcare. In the end, it’s a win-win situation for both the employee and the employer.

 

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Dr. Shane Davidson Lincoln, NE Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic
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