The fact that many of your lower back pain symptoms are invisible to the world around you, can lead to many frustrating situations. This is even more prevalent in the workplace. Every boss is different, and depending on your unique experience, you might be able to have an open dialogue with our boss about your pain.
Consider telling your boss that you…
Have days that are good and days that are bad…
Unfortunately, if you are caught on a good day, your boss might believe that your pain has resolved. In reality, you might have days with little to know pain, only to feel much worse the next day.
Also consider letting your boss know that your pain does not dictate your happiness or productivity.
Your pain might require you to have special accommodations…
It is possible that sitting in a chair for multiple hours at a time is hard on your lower back. You might need specific alternatives, and your employer might be able to supply those for you. Here are a few things you might need to request:
- Stand-up desk
- Balance stool
- Kneeling chair
- Exercise ball
Our next blog post will discuss a few more things that you might need to discuss with your employer about your lower back pain.
At A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic, we can help you come up with a plan for your pain and for your place of employment! If you want more information about how a chiropractor in Vancouver WA can help you, click here!