Back pain is kind of an ailment that is common to be presented in a physicians’ office every year. Some factors can greatly contribute to or created by back pain. For example, Spinal compression, muscle imbalances, pinched nerves, muscle spasms, trigger points, stress, slips or falls.
How pain occurs is what concerns most of the physicians. This can be determined by looking at possible causes. This will help us in preventing the pain by avoiding pain causing factors. But what about certain jobs and professions that put people at higher risks of developing chronic back pain?
1) Construction Workers & Landscapers
Construction workers and shingle roofer are a great deal of risk towards back pain. This profession requires holding and maneuvering of unhealthy positions. This is often followed by the heavy lifting of objects, repetitive hammering and cutting or pulling.
There’s plenty of heavy liftings such as bags of dirt, trees, and stones smaller in size in the job descriptions of Landscapers. Certain motions like twisting and turning, in addition to bending motions, place them at higher risk for developing back pain
2) Police Officers
Police officers often complain of back pain in the lower lumbar region. This is due to extended periods spent sitting in the car. Certain culprits such as the weight of equipment belts and sudden and un-natural movements also contribute to back pain.
Farmers and delivery drivers also top the list. Prominent causes are sitting for long periods inside of a farm vehicle and delivery truck and lifting of heavy objects.
There are groups of people who grow up longing for the open road and the vibe they get while driving a big semi–truck. Some people think that driving that kind of transport unofficially makes them the king of the road. The damage and long term effects of this lead you all the way to the road of chronic back pain. This is done by vibrations in the truck and constant changes in the road conditions and prolonged sitting giving rise to exacerbate degenerative disc disease, damage to the discs in the back and surrounding structures. A number of other possible injuries also arise from loading and unloading of the truck.
5) Firemen and Emergency Technicians
There are peace officers and firemen and emergency technicians that are the bearer of the chronic back pain. This can be a result of carrying people and lifting heavy objects. Using water powered hoses and swinging movement of axes also make them suffer from the pain.
Continuing the list are home nurses. Their type of back pain is initiated by lifting objects. Back injury is contributed by helping people in and out of the bed, inside and outside of a tub, dressing, and undressing of patients.
Mechanics are often seen to do a lot of bending and twisting with some arching. These all are a culprit in putting the spine in awkward positions. This causes pain and injury.
8) Retail Clerks
Surprisingly retail clerks are as much at the risk of developing back pain as a construction worker. These pains can advance to the neck regions too. Back and neck easily gets strained by standing for long periods of time or reaching high but bending low for some stock items. Someone suffering from the chronic back pain or with an underlying condition may have difficulty in this type of profession. This is due to the fact that standing for long periods of time alone is painful and increases agony. To deal with such problems some wise choices can clearly make the working environment supportive for your spine. This conscious effort will help maintain a balance to your workday between standing and sitting. By skipping work breaks, stretching and back strengthening exercises prior to work.
Motherhood and Baby Care also put mothers to a risk of back pain. The causes can range from pregnancy and breastfeeding to lifting a child all day long. Hauling a heavy bag containing diapers can also be a cause of developing back pain.
Same movements for long periods of time are often required by factory workers to perform tasks. This cause muscle fatigue and weakness. Repetitive motion disorders are caused by performing the same functions over and over again.
Things to Prevent Pain while getting the job done
Working posture and work station design is important in preventing back problems. The effects of postures on the back are not to be ignored even in low stressed jobs.
Since you cannot change your profession right away but you can add the Backrack™ Spine System to your daily life style to treat and prevent all forms of Back pain and their associated symptoms.