The Pressure We Place on Our Backs

Lower back pain affects nearly 31 million Americans, especially those over 65. As most Americans have lived challenging lives due to the amount of physical labor that many of them were employed to do. I work at an Amazon Fulfillment Center as a Picker. I walk up to ten to fifteen miles a day bending […]

Lower back pain affects nearly 31 million Americans, especially those over 65. As most Americans have lived challenging lives due to the amount of physical labor that many of them were employed to do. I work at an Amazon Fulfillment Center as a Picker. I walk up to ten to fifteen miles a day bending and reaching for items that shoppers have bought on the website. All this constant motion has already begun to put a serious strain on my lower and upper back. That’s how and why I found Cumming Chiropractor – after only six months of working I was afraid for my back.

I’m beginning to look toward the future because of this. Am I going to be able to handle this kind of work in five years? Ten years? Is it going to be worth it to actually continue working in such a physically demanding profession? The money is actually very good but I don’t know if my body is going to actually be able to cope with the amount of stress and pressures that I’ll be forcing it through. It might be fine for a decade or so but how is that damage going to affect me when I’m older?

I suppose time will tell. The Chiropractor has been nice enough to offer exercises, stretches and appropriate range of motions I should be utilizing. Amazon is a wonderful company to work for. There’s plenty of opportunity for progression which is what I hope I’ll be able to accomplish. Moving ahead in the company will get me out of the physically intensive Picking position and into a management position. That will give me some room to breathe and some relaxation that my back is going to sorely need after the years of working so hard on my feet.