Low back pain is one of the leading causes for a work injury claim in Surrey and Delta BC. In fact, just over 25% of all WorkSafeBC claims are for back strains. It is also a BC statistic that 60%-90% of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime. At Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic, we want you to know some interesting facts that will help you the next time you injure your back. We also have a special “Lifting Ergonomics” handout at the end of this article…
Did you know:
- Aging of the back begins before 30 for most people.
- Smokers are more likely to get back pain.
- If you’ve had a previous back injury, you are more likely to reinjure.
- More than 90% of low back pain has no specific cause.
Lets face it – a low back injury is painful. But how you handle that pain is crucial. Studies show that activity more than rest will help your injury recover faster. Try to keep moving. Aches and pains can linger even after you have returned to work. Gradually return to your normal activities as you recover. Seek the expert advice of your physician, massage therapist, or chiropractor to help control pain, speed recovery, and guide you to a full recovery.
Prevent a low back strain! Read these simple tips on correct lifting ergonomics… Look at what most people aren’t doing! CLICK HERE for your free Lifting Ergonomic Handout.