SolutionsFor those injured at work, it can be difficult to find time to properly heal. While it is up to you and your legal team to determine whether your injury is the result of negligence or not, there are some things you can do to prevent and relieve back and neck pain from a medical perspective.

  • Live Right. Above all else, it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle. This means eating well, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding drug use and excessive alcohol intake.
  • Maintain Good Posture. If your back or neck pain is related to poor posture, you can attempt to alleviate pain by choosing a chair with firm lower back support. With your feet firmly planted on the ground, your knees should make a 90 degree angle. Elbows are supposed to be tucked in to the body, and the computer monitor should always be straight ahead.
  • Be Careful Lifting. If you spend a lot of time lifting heavy boxes or machinery at work, make sure you position your feet shoulder width apart and lift with your knees – not with your back.

While these are solutions for fixing minor back and neck pain issues, some require more intervention. To develop a detailed plan of action, talk with a medical specialist today.