For many people, driving to work can be strenuous on your back. The ergonomics of car seats do not promote healthy posture and especially for long commutes can create lasting spinal misalignments. Additionally, many people drive themselves to dangerous jobs each day, in environments where a serious injury is only a misstep away.
The odds of suffering an injury in either an automotive or workplace accident are higher than you would expect. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take, both prior to and after suffering an automotive or workplace accident, that can mitigate the injuries you suffer and get you back in working order. You can remain strong and safe at work as well as during your commute by keeping these safety suggestions in mind.
Understand Best Practice Safety Procedures
In both of these situations, whether driving or at a dangerous worksite, the number one injury prevention method is to understand the comprehensive safety codes and follow them closely. Whether you’re driving on a congested highway or operating heavy machinery, you need to be fully alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. In order to do so, make sure you:
- Before during and after work, take about 5-15 minutes to perform a few warm up stretches
- Get enough sleep every night
- Have coffee, tea, or energy drinks as a pick me up during the day
- Take a break and go for a walk if you’re feeling out of it, re-energize by getting your body moving and your blood flowing
If you’ve been injured at work or in a car accident chiropractic care can help. Additionally, if you are interested in learning about preventative care, exercise programs or massage therapy, Petett Chiropractic and get you started. Contact us today to make an appointment!