American Osteopathic Association

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Break Through Your Pain

Graphic: Pain & Productivity in Today's WorkplaceAccording to a survey conducted by the American Osteopathic Association, 2 in 3 office workers have experienced physical pain in the last six months while nearly 1 in 4 believe it’s just a standard part of having an office job. This misperception can lead office workers to ignore or undertreat their pain, creating a debilitating cycle that results in chronic or reoccurring pain.

To address this issue, the AOA is launching a new phase of the “Break Through Your Pain” public education campaign to help office workers be productive and pain-free. See the tools below for tips on how you can take charge of your pain at work.  

 

 Preventing and Alleviating Pain at the Office

 

Check out our new "Pain and Productivity in Today's Workplace" video series with Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Philadelphia. Dr. Danoff provides tips on staying active at the office and demonstrates stretches that can be performed at your desk to avoid fatigue and ease tension.  

 

 Talking with Your Physician

 

Empower yourself to break through the pain by using the following tools to start a dialogue with your physician:

 

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