Vibrant Health

Vibrant Health Now Home

Back Pain Home

Back Pain Articles

Back Pain Relief Ebook Image
Back Pain Relief Ebook

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our
Vibrant Health Newsletter
for health, fitness, and nutrition Tips.

First Name:

E-mail Address:

Contact Us


Backpain And Accidents In The WorkPlace

Four out of five people today suffer from back problems. and you know something, I haven't yet met that 5th person.

Back pain in the UK is the biggest cause of sickness from work, so why are we not more proactive about it? (It's costing us billions),

I would suggest the figures are similar in other westernised countries.

In the UK especially it's a constant battle. Many firms don't give even basic manual handling training despite the fact it's been a legal requirement for many years.

What about your workplace, what type of job do you do, What kind of training have you received to help you do it safely?

In the end, it doesn't matter what you do because I can nearly guarantee that whatever it is, somehow your posture, the way you sit, stand and work doesn't help your back. (And I'm not even thinking of the weights you're lifting constantly)

I wonder whether you are sitting reading this and you have pain in your back caused by your employment, are you off sick, maybe even semi or permanently disabled. Are your finances suffering as a result,

(Back pain causes so many problems doesn't it)?

So, what can you do about it?

Easy, be proactive for a start!

The really sad part of many accidents in the workplace relating to back pain (besides poor training) is sheer carelessness on the part of workers.

Come on, admit it, if you do have equipment supplied, can you be bothered to use it, or does it takes too long. (Gosh How many times have I heard that excuse).

Just stop and think before you do something dangerous. Because it may take a few extra seconds to mechanise that job, but will it make the difference between working safely and healthily for many more years, or sitting at home in permanent disability.

Think About it...

About the Author

Kim Standerline is a Back Care Advisor working for a large hospital Trust in the UK. She is passionate about good backcare, and can be found at and

Related Articles:

  • Physicians, Chiropractors and Physical Therapist Agree on a New Treatment for Low Back Pain - One of the most prevalent and difficult health conditions to treat in the physical medicine is low back pain. The difficulty in treating low back pain comes from the fact that there are numerous ca ...
  • Questions to ask your doctor if you suffer from back pain. - Questions to ask your doctor (and why)Q...What's causing my pain and why can't I have any further treatment...Because chronic long term pain isn't normal there is nearly always a reaso ...
  • Nothing Seems To Get Rid Of My Nagging Back Pain… What Now? - Tired of struggling and need relief from back pain? You are not alone… millions and millions of people suffer from back all over the world and nearly all of them are like you, looking for something th ...
  • So Your Lower Back Hurts??? - Low back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from and approximately 8 out of 10 people will deal with back pain at some point in their life. That’s a lot of people… are you one of ...
  • Stabilizing the Core to Eliminate Low-Back Pain - Stabilizing the Core to Eliminate Low-Back PainBy Rich Lauro MAT, MES, PRSThis is the first article of a series of articles to follow. In this article I will be addressing one of the m ...
  • For a Complete list of Articles with summaries Click Here
  • © Copyright 2004-2006. All rights reserved.