There are many job tasks that can trigger back problems and pain. Repetitive motions like bending, twisting, walking, and lifting can leave you battling chronic back pain. If you injure your back at work, it is important to seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis. However, there are ways to remedy the back pain when it begins to start as recommended by physicians.
Back Pain Remedies
One way to combat pain related to the straining of your back is to practice proper lifting techniques every time you pick something up. Whether lifting is a part of your work tasks or if you are at home picking up your child, learn to lift correctly by bending at the knees and using the muscles in your arms and legs. Too often people use their back muscles to accomplish a lift which ends up causing strains and sprains. For relief of back pain, use a topical cream to soothe sore muscles and trying a heating pad to lesson the tension.
Sit Up Straight
Not maintaining a proper posture when sitting, standing, or walking leads to many back complications. Learn to pay attention to your posture by sitting straight and walking tall. If you have to sit for long periods, invest in a chair that promotes proper posture. Get plenty of exercise after sitting for several hours straight. Lunchtime walks or exercise classes will be beneficial to your back pain and overall health.
Reduce Your Stress
When you are feeling overwhelmed with work and family life, the tension often builds up in your back. One wrong move and those tense muscles become injured, causing serious pain. Learn ways to deal with the stress more effectively such as getting plenty of rest, performing regular exercises, and practice breathing exercises to find some relaxation.
Again, it is best to consult with your doctor first before starting any new exercise regimen. If your back injury was sustained at work, contact our office for a free consultation of a possible workers compensation claim.