How to Prevent Back Pain at Work
It is important to strengthen your abdominal muscles to reduce back pain from sitting at your desk for extended periods of time. Watch this video.
BACK MUSCLE PAIN
Exercise step by step
Objective: Strengthening the lower
Starting Position: Lie on your back
with your knees bent and your hands
lying on your abdomen.
Movement: Stretch the knees to the
ceiling, lifting your buttocks until your
abdominal muscles are noticeably tight.
Lower yourself slowly back into starting
Repeat 3 sets of 10.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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