Many office workers are living with pain because they believe it’s just a standard part of working in an office. But pain is never normal, and shouldn’t be ignored as it can create a debilitating cycle that results in chronic, or recurring pain.
Take the AOA pledge today and make a commitment to “Break Through Your Pain.”
Print and sign the pledge.
Place the pledge on your desk at work as a reminder of the commitment you made.
Check off the boxes as you complete each step.
Share this pledge with friends and family over email and on Facebook, so they can make their own commitment to live a pain-free life.
Break Through Your Pain Pledge
I, ______________________, pledge to “Break Through My Pain” this year by following simple steps to help me effectively treat my pain and prevent future discomfort. I will no longer suffer in silence, as I deserve to live a pain-free life. Through this pledge, I will:
Better understand my pain by tracking what I experience in a daily Pain Journal.
Adjust my work environment and daily habits to prevent and relieve pain. (See “At Your Desk” Makeover Tips and Pain Prevention & Productivity Primer)
Schedule an appointment with a physician who I can talk with about my symptoms and habits that may contribute to my pain.
Develop an individualized treatment plan with my physician.
Track my progress over time, adjusting treatment techniques as necessary.
Signature: ______________________________ Date: ____________