Back pain can cost more than you think. It costs money, energy, and your quality of life. It’s a part of our body that we use every day in every activity so it is important to understand how to prevent injury or discomfort. While back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it can be remedied and/or prevented if recognized early enough.
The main causes of injury include lifting overly heavy objects, repeating the same movements, and inactivity. It’s easy to repeat common posture mistakes, especially as Americans are working longer hours than ever and our bodies naturally slouch or crane forward if we aren’t careful. There are around 264 million days of work lost each year due to back pain, costing lost wages, productivity, and medical bills. Back pain also can affect mood, appetite, and the ability to do everyday activities.
Paying attention to posture, modifying repetitive tasks, and exercising regularly are key to fending off back pain. If you need extra help, make an appointment with your doctor or use specialized apps that help with treatment and prevention methods. Learn more about the surprising costs of back pain and what can be done to prevent it with the infographic below.
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