Occupational Health in Anchorage AK

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Looking for more info about Occupational Health in Anchorage AK? A chiropractic physician helps to prevent and treat workplace injuries. Would you believe that workplace ailments have been a topic of medical concern for over 300 years? In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Bernardino Ramazinni, an Italian physician, had pinpointed over 4 dozen health problems from work-related events or conditions.

In our modern workplace, 60%-70% of health problems affect the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Construction workers, nurses, and truck drivers top the list, although even office workers suffer occupational health injuries from repetitive motions such as typing on computers. These types of musculoskeletal injuries are (of course) what a chiropractor specializes in treating. So it’s not at all surprising that chiropractors are being asked more frequently to help employees recover from such injuries and to help their employers prevent them in the future.

Employers in America are being particularly hard-hit with skyrocketing health insurance costs, spending billions of dollars each year simply to comply with a wide range of government regulations. But—all this money aside—employers also continue to suffer from the financial impact of lost productivity, absenteeism, turnover, and re-training costs that often come with injuries in the workplace.

Labor statistics in Anchorage AK

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following occupations involve the highest levels of risk for injuries to the spine or other parts of the neuro-musculoskeletal system:

  • Construction, manufacturing, warehousing, and manual material-handling occupations
  • Trucking industries
  • Healthcare and nursing home facilities
  • Labor involving repetitive motions
  • Jobs that require long periods of sitting
  • Any mixture of these job activities

Do you need to schedule a pre-employment physical, a DOT physical, or even an athletic pre-participation physical? At Atlas Disc + Spine, we can perform all of those and more. Dr. Ortiz is a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department Of Transportation and the (FMCSA). If you’d like to learn more about how we can help promote wellness in the workplace, please call our office.


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10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm


Atlas Disc + Spine Clinic

300 E Dimond Blvd Ste 10A
Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 222-4604