Pflugerville Stress and Its Contribution to Back Pain

From firefighters to nurses, from children to older folks - and all of us in between - work-related stress is stressful. It affects our sense of pain and often triggers bouts of back pain and neck pain and back-related and neck-related pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to help squash the impact of work-related stress whenever possible. Pflugerville back pain and neck pain patients bring everything – including their stress – with them to Pflugerville Wellness Center. You can, too! Together, we’ll manage work-stress and back and neck pain.


Work-related stress messes with us. It reveals itself via pain. None of us is immune to stress, not even a kid! A kid’s job is being a kid and attending school on the path to adulthood. Along the way, kids get job-related stress. The pressures of grades and peers and news and learning problems get to them. Adolescents find themselves with low back pain, too. Depression, anxiety, coercion, uneasy relationships, extreme academic pressures, and unsatisfactory school lives may all put college students at risk for chronic low back pain. (1) 11% of firefighters reported moderate to extremely severe stress on the job. 40% described musculoskeletal symptoms with back pain being the most noted. More stress is linked to more such symptoms. (2) Trash collectors reported back pain issues – upper back pain 89%, shoulder pain 81%, wrist/hand pain 79%, neck pain 68% - which stressed them out more. (3) Researchers found that psychological factors and fear-avoidance behaviors caused 11.8% of nursing care facility workers’ stating that chronic low back pain interfered with their work. (4) It’s an unusual person whose job is pure joy and stress-free. The rest of us find ways to cope. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is by your side.


Chiropractors like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center see stressed-out patients. One report stated that more than 30% of chiropractic patients described themselves as moderately to severely stressed. Over 50% felt stress played a moderate or greater role in their current pain. 71% said that it would be useful if their chiropractic care had some stress-coping strategies. 44% were interested in participating in a course to improve their stress management skills. (5) Chiropractic care is offered to all, regardless of age or profession. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is prepared to diagnose the physical cause of back pain and neck pain and to correlate any work-related stress that may be influencing your Pflugerville back pain and neck pain. The conversation of how to better cope with stress via lifestyle changes, exercise, etc., helps many Pflugerville back pain and neck pain patients recover with the Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who enjoys working with the toughest, stressed-out back pain and neck pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as part of the chiropractic treatment plan.

Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment. Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes everyone suffering with Pflugerville back pain and neck pain conditions. Together, we will create a treatment plan for your relief.

Pflugerville Wellness Center helps Pflugerville back pain patients who are stressed-out find relief and control of their pain.
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