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Most people will experience back pain at some stage in their lives, whether it be mild or chronic. It is something that is caused by many factors but often can be caused by the nature of ones profession. The two main causes of back pain at work stem from inactivity and force. Having a relatively inactive desk job, particularly if you have poor posture, or exerting too much force on your back from lifting things incorrectly can cause injury. However, being aware of these contributing factors and taking precautionary measures can help you prevent back pain in the future. So no need to worry, these tips below can help you prevent any injuries or recurring back pain at work.
When sitting in an office chair for a prolonged period of time, the natural tendency is to slouch over your shoulders and not hold proper posture. This in turn can damage spinal structures, thus causing recurring back pain. Below are some ways you can try prevent back pain from occurring due to sitting incorrectly:
The other main cause of back pain at work comes from lifting objects incorrectly. By learning and following the correct methods for lifting, you can help prevent back pain from occurring. Below are some key points for safe lifting:
There are many causes of back pain and in most cases, a physiotherapist can help in identifying the cause and develop a treatment program based on this. Specific exercises and treatments targeting the deep muscles that support your back have been shown to significantly decrease these recurrent episodes. Here at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapists will advise you on the best form of exercise for your back. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us here.