Low back pain is most commonly associated with jobs that involve physical labor. However, over 80% of the U.S. population complains of low back pain. While those with physical jobs are easily excused from work due to low back pain, those who spend most of the time at a desk are not. If your back pain is at a level where you're thinking about missing work, it is affecting more than just you and it's time to correct the problem instead of just masking it with pain killers.
Most workplaces are now putting a positive emphasis on ergonomics and employee fitness. This helps to combat neck and back pain to a degree, but what is lacking is an emphasis on the toll pain can take on your mental outlook. Especially if you already do not like your job all that much.
So how can you decrease your pain?
Painkillers simply reduce the pain signals your body is sending to you. The pain is still there, you just don't feel it. So, in reality this isn't really helping you long-term. Chiropractic care helps to alleviate the cause and the symptoms to avoid the pain from recurring. In addition, try to alleviate stress and take steps to increase job satisfaction!