Survey Finds Majority of American Office Workers Experience Physical Pain at Work
A new survey released by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) found 2 in 3 office workers have experienced physical pain in the last six months and nearly 1 in 4 believe it’s just a standard part of having an office job.
“Sitting at a desk all day can take a serious toll on your body, and with busy work schedules and full family lives many office workers don’t seek help to prevent or treat their pain until it reaches the point where it interferes with their ability to do their job without the added distraction of constant pain,” says Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician and co-spokesperson for the “Break Through Your Pain” campaign.
To address this issue, the AOA launches a new phase of the “Break Through Your Pain” public education campaign to help office workers be productive and pain-free with tips, tools and advice they need to prevent and relieve pain. To schedule an interview, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.