Straining your back at work is not exclusive to only people who do hard manual labour, but it can happen to you too even if you work in an office and never have to leave your desk to lift heavy boxes. A lot of people across the world miss work for days on end because of serious back pain.
Generally, it is recommended that you ensure that you stay active in order to maintain a healthy back. The more inactive you are, the weaker your back muscles become, and the more the pain will increase in the long term.
Adjust your chair properly in relation to your height and the height of your desk. If it does happen that you need to lift heavy boxes at work, ensure that you start in a good position, keep the box or whatever you are carrying closer to you waist and try to keep your back as straight as possible.
One of the most effective ways to prevent back pain at work which many may frown upon is actually taking regular breaks. Go to the coffee station every now and then instead of waiting for coffee to be brought to you. Stretching every now and ten can also help.
If you think the condition of your back is becoming serious, contact us today and we will set up an appointment with the Chiropractor to ensure that you receive professional advice on how best to deal with the condition.