Stop Back Pain at Work

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Back Pain at Work: Tips to Stop work-related back pain

Back pain at work is nothing new.  No one is immune whether you work in an office or in construction, everyone could experience back pain at one time or another on the job.  Prevention is the key.  Here are some tips:

Office Job related Back Pain

Office related back pain often comes from long hours of poor static postures.  Use this tips to help address your poor static posture.

  1. Set up your work area to promote a proper seated posture. (Refer to “5 tips to make sure your workstation is set up properly”)
  2. Take stretch breaks.  Try these stretches below to break up tension created by static posture.
    1. Chin Tuck Stretch
    2. Trapezius Stretch
    3. Chest Stretch
Labor Job related Back Pain

People that work in labor related jobs have the advantage of moving continuously, which encourages good blood flow to muscles and tissues.  The challenges people in labor positions is preparing their body for the task at hand.  Here are some tips to address preparing the body for labor tasks

  1. When arriving on a job site take 5 minutes to go through “Dynamic Stretching”.  Dynamic stretching is the type of stretching an athlete will go through to prepare for their training or competition.  Labor Jobs are the Industrial Athletes!  Try these stretches below to avoid labor related injuries
    1. Lunge with twist
    2. Walking hamstring stretch
    3. Air Squats (perform 10)
    4. Shoulder stretch

Preventing back pain at work can be as easy as taking a few minutes to stretch!

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