Carving out time to take care of your emotional and physical needs can be challenging when managing the hustle and bustle of work life, but it’s vital if you want to stay healthy and capable in your goal pursuits. Thankfully, Applied Kinesiology gives us the opportunity to offer our hard-working patients effective treatments for pain relief so they can stay in optimal health.
It is common for our patients to work in high-activity jobs where there is notable risk to the neck, back, spine, and other parts of the body that are important for continued job performance. In many instances, when someone works a high-activity job, they ignore physical pain while on duty in order to continue accomplishing all of their tasks. Unfortunately this can lead to more complicated problems down the road.
Some common examples of physically demanding jobs:
The good news for those in physically demanding roles is that there is a practical solution to diagnosing and treating physical pain through Applied Kinesiology. Only doctors and healthcare practitioners regulated by licensing bodies can be certified to include Applied Kinesiology in their patient care, and our doctors here at Sentinel Health and Wellness are certified to offer this methodology.
Why Choose Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using manual muscle testing (MMT) as a tool for evaluating neurological function and muscle strength. Applied Kinesiology is designed to efficiently diagnose internal ailments that many people suffer from each day, including those that are working high-activity jobs. To read more about the basics of Applied Kinesiology and how it is implemented by our doctors, visit our previous blog post!
The basis of this methodology is that specific muscles in the human body are linked to certain organs and systems. If a muscle or muscle group is tested and deemed as weak (unable to hold up or resist to pressure) it could mean that there is an underlying issue within the body. This diagnostic system is extremely valuable for practitioners when evaluating patients that are working high-activity jobs in order to diagnose them properly.
Effects of Pain On Physical Health
Whether you are treating dozens of ill patients inside of the hospital or lifting heavy objects to construct a beautiful home, the physical stress that these laborious activities have on the human body can be painful and debilitating.
Pain is a signal in the nervous system indicating that something in the body could be damaged or imbalanced. When pain is left untreated, there is an increased chance of developing poor physical health over time. Ignored for too long, serious injury can occur, accompanied with a longer recovery.
Painful symptoms can be stemming from an underlying issue such as nerve damage, a torn muscle, or spinal issues. If you have underlying issues from repeated physical stress, you may be experiencing painful symptoms such as:
The state of your physical health is important to maintain if you want to continue working in a fast-paced environment. It is better to treat the cause of these issues at the onset of symptoms, before irreversible damage is done. Fortunately, we are able to do so with the help of Applied Kinesiology.
Effects of Pain on Mental Health
Not only is the chance of poorer physical health increased when pain is left untreated, but the chance of damaging one’s mental health increases too. Pain that becomes chronic because of stressful physical work can affect sleep patterns, mood, appetite, behaviors, and so on. One can become depressed, lose motivation, and experience a host of other mental issues when experiencing consistent mild or severe pain.
High-activity jobs certainly also come with mental stress. Mentally, these jobs may require quick thinking, complex decision-making, and sometimes navigation through life-and-death situations for those such as nurses and firefighters.
When someone is in constant pain, these processes can become impaired because they are not able to act with full clarity. This all ends up affecting not just work performance, but many other aspects of life like relationships and the capability to manage emotions.
3 Benefits of Applied Kinesiology for High-Activity Workers:
By utilizing Applied Kinesiology to diagnose the patient, a treatment plan can be quickly created and practically applied, even the same day. This saves precious time when looking for fast-needed relief from severe pain.
A primary care doctor may prescribe unnecessary medication or prescription drugs when treating pain. Applied Kinesiology is a non-invasive and holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pain, offered as an alternative to prescription medications.
The focus of Applied Kinesiology is to discover and treat the root issue of the patient’s symptoms. By diagnosing and treating the root cause of pain, the patient can experience lasting relief as opposed to merely treating painful symptoms.
Practitioners using Applied Kinesiology as a diagnostic tool may find that their patient has tingling in the arm due to a pinched nerve, or digestive issues because of a misalignment in the body. Whatever the case may be, after diagnosing the patient using Applied Kinesiology, the practitioner will begin treating the root cause of the issue by prescribing a treatment plan. Some treatment plans may include:
If you are working a high-activity job, these may be just the treatments you need to relieve any pain you are experiencing. Even though your job is demanding, you deserve to be pain-free.
If you have any questions about the treatments available here at Sentinel Health and Wellness or how Applied Kinesiology can help you, send us a message or give us a call today and we’d be happy to talk through them with you!