Help for Musician Pain in NYC
If you’re a musician in an orchestra, and you’re in pain you’re not alone. We’ll talk about the numbers in this Back & Body video. Dr. Dave Perna here with Back & Body, your collaborative care approach for physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and medical care treating patients in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City on 58th and Lexington as well as Springfield, New Jersey on Route 22 East offering our services to the people of Union County, Summit, Westfield, Springfield, Cranford, and Scotch Plains.
Today’s study is from the German Medical Science, and it lets the people who play in orchestras, musicians know that if they’re in pain, that they’re not alone. We see a lot of musicians at Back & Body in the orchestra or a band, we see a lot of them for their pain and their discomfort. A lot of them deal with that for a long period of time. To talk about the study, they looked at 740 musicians in the orchestra across Germany and they found that 2/3 of the musicians dealt with chronic pain.
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The breakdown was this, keep in mind that it won’t happen to 100%, they can have more than one area of pain unfortunately. 70% of those people had back pain, 68% of those people reported shoulder pain, 64.1% of those people reported neck pain and wrist and hand came in last at 39.8%. Of those musicians, 27.4%, almost a third stated that the pain impairs their ability to play their instrument. That’s your livelihood. If you’re dealing with pain and you play an instrument, please give us a call. We’re here to help you, Back & Body Medical located in Midtown, Manhattan. We’re also located in New Jersey. Our collaborative care approach helps people who deal with holding a fixed position that you have to have when playing a musical instrument. We’ll see you soon.