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Why wait for BackCare awareness week to discuss accurate back care?
In 2018, there were 186,000 workers suffering significant back issues at work. That’s 40% of the total musculoskeletal issues. Back pain and work absence cost the UK 6.6 million working days. The message is clear—you need to look after your back.
Sitting for extended periods at work can cause havoc on your back. This piece serves as a guide for employees to combat work-related back pain.
Almost all workplaces place a significant strain on your back—even sedentary office jobs. There are three main factors that cause back pain:
You can take steps to mitigate each of these, for instance:
This is a relatively new idea. It’s known as tension myositis syndrome and works like this:
Stress-related back muscle pain can be treated in the same way as other back issues—physiotherapy, a change in lifestyle and routine, and addressing the causes (such as a poor office chair or repetitive actions). But it’ll keep coming back if the stress is still there.
Counselling in order to reduce the stresses you feel is just as important in treating this pain as every other treatment.
Health Assured is an expert in providing helpful counselling to mitigate any and all workplace issues—while we can’t promise to fix your back, we can help with the underlying stresses that might cause the problem. Call today on 0844 892 2493.
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