Work and Back Pain – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Although modern working environments have been improved to help minimise the effort and risk of injury for workers, there are still factors that can contribute to one of the most prevalent issues nowadays – back pain.

There are three general types of back pain that can cause you discomfort and irritation while at work:

  1. Manual labour back pain: this is inherent in jobs that require heavy manual labour such as lifting objects and repetitive bending.  Employees who perform any kind of strenuous physical activity are at a higher risk of developing back pain in the workplace over time, so they have to be extra careful about how they treat their spine. This can be either the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region of the spine.
  2. Sitting back pain: this type of pain is felt by the majority of office workers all over the world who are confined to their chairs for most of their work day. Working at a desk, whether it is sitting or standing for long hours can promote poor posture. You can develop skeletal, muscular and posture-related problems that can all affect your efficiency.
  3. Driving back pain: perhaps the worst kind of back pain, this is brought about by long hours of sitting in the cramped driver’s seat while handling the vehicle and keeping your eyes on the road for long hours at a time. Not only do drivers experience constant back pain, but they are also exposed to psychological and emotional stresses as well.

How can this type of pain be treated?

Sometimes, making some simple adjustments can help make the pain to go away. Some examples to consider include:

  • Wearing a lumbar support belt to support your lower back, especially if you are required to lift heavy objects or bend frequently as part of your job.
  • Pay attention to your posture when sitting or standing. When you are sitting down, ensure that your back is straight and that you have your feet flat on the floor.
  • Adjust the height of your chair to help improve posture and prevent slouching.
  • Minding your posture while lifting heavy objects. Try to hold the object close to your body and shift the weight onto your legs rather than your back.
  • Try to stay active outside of working hours and improve your spinal strength to reduce the risk of back pain or injury.

Alternatively, to treat back or neck pain, you may also try methods such as:

  • Physical therapy.
  • Using a spinal decompression tool, such as the Backrack, to treat back pain (including chronic back pain). It is also a great tool for preventing back pain from returning in the future.

You Can Treat & Prevent Spinal Disorders Yourself!

You can now treat and prevent cervical, thoracic and lumbar back pain with the help the Backrack Spinal Decompression System conveniently at home. The Backrack is an orthopaedic device that targets the entire length of the spine and provides long-term relief from any tension, stiffness and pain. It is 100% natural as it only uses your own body weight to decompress your spine, and as such it is also free of any side effects. Thousands of people have already seen its benefits, so why not be one of them?
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