When you think of work injury you might imagine a construction worker injuring themselves from heavy lifting or a barista slipping on a wet floor. However, the category of work injuries’ includes all injuries, both major and minor, that originate or relate to one’s career, workplace, or job. In fact, the most common cause of work injury is simply due to overuse and repetitive stress injuries.
Gone is the time of hunting and gathering for survival. Instead, for a majority of people, it has been replaced with hours of endless sitting at the desk working, studying, and replying to emails. Because of the perpetual physical stagnation, people have a high chance of developing aches and pains in the body. The lack of motion can lead to a variety of physiological issues including pain in the neck, shoulders, low back, frequent headaches, fatigue, chronic stress, or difficulty sleeping.