Did you know that more than 12 million workdays are lost in the UK every year due to absence with back pain. And it’s not a British issue. According to studies carried out by the University of North Carolina, a staggering 84 per cent of US adults will suffer chronic back pain in their lifetime.
The incidence of back pain may be the cause of lost days at work, but work is also one of the major causes of the pain. Some jobs carry greater risk of work-related injury such as caring professions, jobs that involve repetitive tasks and lifting, and any job with uncomfortable conditions.
Manifestation of back pain
Back pain might be a soreness of the muscles or might be an adverse response to a movement such as a stabbing, shooting or burning pain. This means mobility becomes impaired as you try to avoid anything that causes further pain. Any movement such as walking, standing, lifting, twisting or bending becomes difficult.
How deal with back pain
The odd bout of back pain can be dealt with pain killers. There are also lotions, gels and patches. Most of these are short term measures.
Chronic back pain (chronic is when pain is consistent and lasts for more than 12 weeks) requires a longer term solution/assistance.
A back support device can increase your mobility. Available with three levels of support and in five different sizes, the back brace from Podobrace can enable you to return to work or at least to return to being able to carry out regular tasks at home.
It can provide support to physical tasks and can also improve your posture by making slumping and sloped shoulders uncomfortable, thereby making you adopt a better, more upright sitting position. It also provides support for lifting, twisting and bending.
A back support belt can be worn alongside any on-going medication and also with complementary and natural therapies such as massage and aromatherapy.