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13 Ways to Cope With Pain at Work

It can be difficult to cope with chronic pain on the job, but not impossible.
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How to cope with pain

by Tammy Worth

More than 116 million Americans deal with chronic pain each year. And that pain doesn’t go away when people have to go to work.

“The number of people with chronic pain is outrageous,” says Scott Bautch, MD, CEO for Allied Health Chiropractic Centers located in Wisconsin. “We need to make jobs friendly for them, but they need to know how to adjust in the jobs they have.”

It can be difficult to cope with chronic pain on the job, but not impossible. Here are some ways to get your employer to be more accommodating, as well as tips for managing pain at work.

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