Taking care of your back at work

Taking care of your back at work

It can be a real pain but looking after your back is not something to be taken lightly. The tendency is to battle on regardless of the consequences and we often get away with it – until the time we don’t!

Lifting, sitting, standing, turning and twisting can all lead to back problems which can cause major difficulties, or make an existing situation much worse. That is why we thought we’d tell you about National BackCare Week which takes place from October 8-12.

It provides the ideal opportunity to think about how well you treat your back, highlights some of the causes of back pain and what you can do about it.

We see and hear from many people over the course of the year who call us or come into our showrooms for advice on what chair or desk best suits their needs and could help their particular back problem.

We have a range of products here which have helped people with back issues, and prevented others from getting them in the first place, and we encourage people to try out the products to ensure they are right for them.

We also offer a free back care chair trial service on our more expensive ranges to allow our business clients to try the chair before they invest in the product.

Back pain is one of the most prevalent conditions that can hit people over the age of 60, with many lower back pain causes attributed to psycho-social or physical changes associated with getting older.

During this week the BackCare charity will be raising awareness of the problems that can occur and providing information of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of your back, pain and pain management.

The charity says severe and chronic lower back pain increases with age and older people are more likely to develop conditions like osteoporotic vertebral fractures, tumours, spinal infection and lumbar spinal stenosis than those of a younger age.

We can’t stop you getting older but we can point you in the direction of the right desk, sit/standing desk or chair to ensure you are not spending your day in a crouched, unhealthy position.

It may delay the onset of back problems – or, hopefully, keep them at bay indefinitely.

For more about BackCare Awareness Week, visit http://backcare.org.uk