Causes of Back Pain
Minimizing Back Pain at Work
- Be aware of your posture. If you’re standing up, try not to slouch and make sure you balance your weight evenly between your two feet. Get a chair that has good back support and that is comfortable to sit in. When you’re adjusting your chair’s height, ensure that your feet rest flat on the floor when you’re sitting down.
- Know how to lift properly.Not many people know how to properly lift heavy objects. When you lift something that is heavy, make sure you lift with your legs and your core, not your back. Hold it close to your body when you stand up and maintain your back’s normal and natural curve. Try not to twist and turn.
- Mix it up when you’re doing repetitive tasks. Whenever possible, use lifting devices to help you carry heavy objects. Switch between physically demanding tasks and easier tasks. Instead of hauling around a heavy suitcase, get one with wheels.
- Pay attention to your body. If you know you’ll have to sit in the same spot for a long time, change your position frequently. Try to walk around whenever you can and stretch your muscles lightly.