Post 4Work-related injuries can stem from any number of duties, tasks, or activities. What causes pain to one employee may not affect another, and vice versa. Because situations vary so much, it is important to learn how to manage your pain symptoms and know when to get treatment.

Pain Management Tips

If you cannot afford to take time off from work, the next best thing is to incorporate these pain management tips into your daily work routine:

  • Good Posture. If you spend a lot of time sitting in an office, good posture is incredibly important. To achieve perfect posture, follow these steps: (1) sit in a chair with good lower back support; (2) ensure your knees make a 90 degree angle with your feet resting flat on the ground; (3) bring your elbows in close to your body; (4) position your monitor so it is straight ahead; and (5) keep your mouse and keyboard close to your body.
  • Frequent Breaks. If your job requires you remain seated for long periods of time, make it a point to get up and move frequently. You can go to the restroom, walk down the hallway, or perform stretches.
  • Caution When Lifting. If your duties require you to lift heavy items, make sure you use your knees and keep your feet shoulder width apart.