Work environment is the most
common place were lower back muscles strains occur these strains
are commonly associated with heavy physical work lifting bending
and twisting, It is usually experienced as a sudden sharp
persisting or dull pain.
Poor posture is recognised
as a factor in lower back pain and modern life presents us
with many pressures placing us in increasing pressure on the
neck, back and shoulder areas resulting in pain.
At work careful examination
of the work environment and personal work habits can help
to identify possible back pain aggravators which then can
be addressed resulting in better and more comfortable work
This can have other benefits
including a better outlook on life, work and social activities
free from pain and the stresses associated with persistent
Tips to help deal with back
• Stay active as usual.
• Don’t just take painkillers consult a doctor.
• Speak to your employer remember it is also in their
interest to keep you working.
Back pain can arise in many situations but the most common
• Heavy manual work,
• Working in awkward places
• Doing repetitive work
• Sitting a computer or office desk
• Operating heavy equipment
Loading and off loading vehicles
Loading and off loading items
from a vehicle can in itself increase the risk of back pain.
This is due to a combination of high boot lids and bumpers
restricting access and stress can be created in the lower
back when bending to pick something up or placing something
down in a vehicle. So it is important to stretch prior to
lifting the item.
Van and lorry drivers should
always use the equipment provided for lifting items in or
out of the vehicle like for example fork lift trucks. They
should also be aware that driving for a long period of time
stiffens the back muscles and any lifting when the back is
stiff can increase the risk of back pain.
Pain Products for Work
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a two-part fastening system with hand loops. Made from a strong
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