Work Related Pain
Work related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are responsible for approximately 7.6 million lost working days a year. Many factors can contribute to symptoms occurring, the most common causes are due to poor posture ie slouching at a desk, repeated movements and lifting or moving heavy or awkward objects.
Symptoms usually affect the neck, arms, shoulders, back, hips and knees.
How to try and avoid it
Stress is ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or demands placed on them’ according to the Health and Safety Executive. It can occur at work as well as your personal life. It can have a bad effect on your health if it goes on for too long and can lead to problems such as neck pain and headaches.
It is important to identify the cause of stress and get help in finding a solution, so it does not affect your health long term. Try to get enough sleep, eat well and exercise.