Unfortunately, there are many people in the UK (and the rest of the developed world) who suffer from back pain. Suffers are fairly stoical about their aches and pains, so as long as the pain does not rise above their pain threshold level they don’t do much about it. However, there are non-surgical interventions which can help those who suffer with back pain.
Have you tried using an orthopaedic back support? These can help relieve lower back pain and as they are prohibitively expensive, it’s a good idea to invest in one. Of course, most back pain goes away eventually, but it can return at any time. If you purchase a back support for when you have back pain, you can use it when necessary or, use a car seat back support whenever you are driving or being ferried about as a passenger. These car seat support it will ease your lower back pain. These seat supports cushion your back from jolting. Britain’s roads are often full of potholes, and driving into one can really jar your spine, causing a considerable amount of time that might continue for weeks.
Have you got a back support belt for back pain?
If you have a back support belt (also known as a lumbar belt) for back pain it can be extremely useful. It will protect your lower back by reducing the pressure on the spine if, for example you are carrying something heavy. They cannot totally eliminate the risk of spraining or straining the muscles and ligaments in your back, but they do afford you some protection. Of course, you shouldn’t lift heavy loads if you are prone to lower back pain.
Be sensible when it comes to lifting. Ask for help when you need it. Don’t try to lift something heavy on your own.
You can wear the back belt while you are sleeping, as sometimes people sleep in awkward positions and wake up with very painful lumbar regions.
Manual handling jobs
If you have a job that involves manual handling, you should have undergone training in how to lift, push and pull safely. If you did not and have such training, your employer is at fault. You can complain to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), but it won’t help you in the short term while you are nursing your painful back. Complaining should, however, help prevent the mistake being repeated. Your colleagues will benefit from the fact that you complained, as long as management act to rectify the situation. If they don’t, they should be reported to the HSE. You can’t be sacked for reporting to them.
Check out our back support products
Perhaps the most useful item you can use to relive lower back pain is our Backrack lumbar belt, which is designed by Harley Street doctors. You can buy our Backrack, plus the lumbar belt at a discounted price if you buy now.
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