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Poor Ergonomics to Blame for Neck and Back Pain among Dentists

Poor Ergonomics to Blame for Neck and Back Pain among Dentists

2/19/2019 11:01:53 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 92

CBD Oil Can Help With Muscle Tension and Pain 

Chronic back pain is common among the United States population. Nearly 80% of Americans will encounter back pain at some point in their life, and the New England Journal of Medicine reports that 30 million people in the US are suffering from back pain at any given time. According to an article in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 70% of dentists deal with back pain. 

When you think about the typical day of a dental clinician, this high occurrence of back pain is not surprising. While working in dental care is not as physically demanding as being a firefighter or lumberjack, dental professionals spend long periods of time standing or seated. Dentists must twist themselves into contorted positions multiple times a day to achieve good lines of sight or to reach areas for treatment. A dental clinician must sacrifice good ergonomics and posture for the sake of patient care. 

So what can be done? Many dental professionals turn to massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. These efforts can certainly help, but they involve time away from the practice. Such absences can have a significant negative impact on a dentist’s finances and reputation.

Other dentists end up undergoing back surgery, which results in even more downtime. Not to mention, back surgery is an extremely invasive procedure, and there is no guarantee that surgical intervention will solve the problem.

Issues Treatable with CBD

Lower back pain is the most common type of pain among both dentists and the general population. In fact, lower back pain is the second most frequent cause of doctor’s visits behind upper respiratory infections. Among dentists, lower back pain is often the result of sciatica and prolonged sitting when administering dental treatment.

Another type of back pain commonly encountered by dentists is cervicalgia or neck pain. Although caused by contorting their necks into unnatural positions during examinations and procedures, neck pain is usually not the result of problems in the spine among dentists. Instead, most neck pain comes from overuse and inflammation of the paraspinal muscles, the muscles located to either side of the cervical spine.

Effective, No-Risk Relief with CBD

When faced with a medical problem, physicians almost always begin with conservative measures. Back pain is no exception. There are few cases in which a doctor will immediately recommend surgery for back pain. Instead, they will begin with less risky treatments, like anti-inflammatory medications. These medications can be helpful, but they have limitations. You can’t simply take a handful of ibuprofen every few hours without damaging your liver. Stronger medications can also have side effects such as confusion, lethargy, and the potential to be habit-forming.

However, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has proven to be effective at treating chronic pain and reducing inflammation. MARK3 CBD oil is full spectrum (contains all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant), including CBDA, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG, and CBDA. These cannabinoids have strong anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate the neck, back and hand pain dentist and medical professionals experience daily.

Daily use of MARK3 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil can help you be pain-free and fully mobile again, allowing you to better focus on your patients and your livelihood.

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