Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
Are your work desk and chair customized to your body? A healthy work environment can keep you comfortable and protect you from injuries. Good ergonomics creates a work environment that fits your body, allowing you to keep up with the demands of your job.
Most pain and injury from work conditions are caused by repetitive tasks and not enough varied movement throughout the day. These 5 strategies can help you prevent injury and discomfort in your workplace:
Most ergonomic discomforts result from doing the same thing in the same position for too long. So taking short breaks, stretching, changing positions, and moving around even a little throughout the day can help alleviate most problems.
Avoid sitting still for too long by taking short movement breaks and changing positions frequently. Moving around helps muscles relax and recover from static positions and increases blood flow. Ideally, move around at least every 20 to 30 minutes.
There are many simple stretches you can do at your desk to loosen up key muscles. Gently twisting from one side to another in your chair stretches lower back muscles. Clasping your hands and stretching arms in front and in back provides an arm and shoulder stretch. Circling your hands in both directions loosens up tired wrists. These everyday stretches can help prevent pain or discomfort. Take deep breaths during each of these stretches.
Most ergonomic injuries involve the back. Good posture can do a lot to improve or prevent back pain and injury.
Sitting at a computer has become a daily activity for most of us, whether we do it for work or pleasure. Not surprisingly, computer-related injuries are more common than ever. If you are going to sit in one position for hours at a time, make sure you are doing it right! Use good workstation strategies to help reduce your risk of injury:
Feet and legs
Below is a list of ergonomic-related symptoms, possible causes, and some solutions you can try.
Solutions to try
Neckache on one side
|Tension in your shoulders|
|Tingling or weakness in your fingers or hand|
|Elbow pain or fatigue|
|Wrist pain or discomfort|
|General hand, wrist and forearm fatigue|
|Lower back pain|
|Discomfort in backs of the thighs or low back|
Practicing good health every day has a noticeable impact on how often we get injured and how fast we recover.
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.