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Low back pain: causes, risk factors and solutions

Low Back Pain: Causes, Risk Factors and Solutions

Low back pain is a common problem that affects both young and old. This concerns pain in the lumbar region of the back, which can vary from acute back problems to chronic back problems. In this blog post we explore the causes, risk factors and effective solutions for low back pain, with a focus on both preventive and reactive measures.

 


Causes and Risk Factors of Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be caused by various factors. Often no specific physical cause can be identified, which makes it difficult to find a targeted treatment. Some common causes and risk factors include:

  • Overload and Underload : Lifting heavy loads without proper technique can overload the back. On the other hand, a lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to back problems.
  • Mental Health : Stress and psychological complaints can worsen physical symptoms, such as back pain.
  • Poor Posture and Ergonomics : Improper use of office chairs without adequate lumbar support can strain the back.

 


Early Intervention and Proactive Approach

Early intervention is crucial in preventing chronic back problems. Employers can play an important role by taking a proactive approach:

  • Adapted Alternative Tasks : When an employee suffers from lower back pain, alternative tasks can be offered that are less stressful on the back. This helps the employee to stay active and promotes recovery.
  • Ergonomic Workplaces : Invest in ergonomically sound office chairs with lumbar support. Products such as Youni, Rovo XP 4015 and Every offer good options that provide the right support.

 


Keep Moving

One of the best ways to prevent and treat lower back pain is to keep moving. Regular exercise strengthens the muscles that support the spine and improves flexibility and posture. Even simple exercises like walking, stretching and core exercises can make a big difference.

 


Ergonomic Solutions for the Workplace

An ergonomic workplace is essential for preventing lower back pain. Here are some recommended products:

  • Youni : A versatile home chair that is also suitable for work-related activities.
  • Rovo XP 4015 : An ergonomic office chair with excellent lumbar support.
  • R-go riser flexible : An adjustable laptop stand that helps you adopt a better working position.
  • R-go He mouse : An ergonomic mouse that reduces pressure on the wrist.
  • Sitting ball : Helps strengthen core muscles by promoting an active sitting position.
  • R-go Q260 document and laptop holder : Improves working posture by placing documents and laptops at eye level.

 


Conclusion

Low back pain is a common problem that can have a significant impact on daily life. By intervening early, acting proactively and using the right ergonomic aids, both employers and employees can contribute to preventing and alleviating back complaints. Staying active and paying attention to mental health are also crucial in the fight against lower back pain. Invest in yourself and your workplace to maintain a healthy back.

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