Back Pain

Prognosis for People With Back Pain

Most patients with back pain recover without residual functional loss, but individuals should contact a doctor if there is not a noticeable reduction in pain and inflammation after 72 hours of self-care. Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics or other non-traumatic causes is often preventable. In order to help prevent back pain injuries, people should:
  • Engage in exercises that don't jolt or strain the back
  • Maintain correct posture
  • Lift objects properly.
Many work-related injuries are caused or aggravated by stressors such as:
  • Heavy lifting
  • Vibration
  • Repetitive motion
  • Awkward posture.
Applying ergonomic principles -- designing furniture and tools to protect the body from injury -- at home and in the workplace can greatly reduce the risk of back injury and help maintain a healthy back.
(Click Back Injury Prevention for more information about preventing back injuries.)
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