User's Manual: Joints

Best and Worst Jobs for People in Pain

On-the-job pain management starts with finding an occupation that meets your needs.
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Health care

Most health care jobs are not good choices for people with chronic pain. They bring high stress, long hours, and lots of time on your feet. Some of these jobs are particularly difficult, including working in nursing homes, home health, or physical therapy.

Not only do these people spend a lot of time on their feet, but the jobs entail a lot of bending, lifting, and moving patients in awkward positions. This could affect not only the back, but many other joints as well.

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