Managing Back Pain

7 Golden Rules for Back Pain

  • Keep moving, even if slowly at first.
  • Keep living and working normally. This is important and is the best way to get better.
  • Don’t worry if your back still hurts at work, consider doing light tasks at first, speak to your manager about work concerns that you may have.
  • Don’t sit down for too long, change positions regularly wherever you are.
  • Avoid bed rest during the day.
  • Stay active and remember to re-introduce activities like heavy lifting gradually.
  • Exercise really helps your back and can relieve pain, start with light fitness training. Moving will make you stronger, keeping active is the best thing you can do.

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