Back pain: a frequent and poorly treated problem.
of french people suffer from regular back pain
say that they only find partial relief from pain
no longer look for solutions and wait for the pain to pass on its own
Back problems caused by work-related activity
Work-related back problems can occur either directly following an accident at work (trauma) or due to the repetition of strenuous tasks (repeated micro-traumas, prolonged stay in a certain position). Some examples include handling heavy equipment, performing assembly line tasks or even prolonged work in front of a computer.
Advice for work-related (occupational) back problems:
Without proper care, it’s likely that most individuals will encounter some form of back pain during the course of their lives. As a matter of fact, 80% of individuals suffer from recurrent back pain.
This is why prevention is the best way to avoid suffering from this condition.
Some ways to properly take care of your back include:
• Targeted physical exercise: to condition the body so that it’s prepared to perform in the employee’s specific work environment (sedentary office work, industrial work, etc…)
• Chiropractic care to minimize the harmful effects of work-induced physical stress
• Workspace ergonomics to properly adapt to the worker’s environment
• Practicing proper posture at work and following best practices for repetitive tasks.