It can be hard to distinguish work related & non work related backpain because of a combination of different contributing factors:
Though it can be very uncomfortable, most cases will resolve without any significant treatment & by staying active whilst improving posture & fitness. Despite this, many people mistakenly think that inactivity will resolve the problem. Whilst others continue to have poor posture & use incorrect manual handling methods.
We can help you make sense of the problem, helping you & your employee make informed choces.
MANAGING BACK PAIN IN THE WORKPLACE
Early active management is highly recommended to ensure both employees & employers carry out the correct action.
Prolonged 'rest' can be counterproductive but returning to unsuitable work may aggravate a problem & lead to further illness & accompanying litigation.
We can review information about the workplace & assess the symptoms & fitness of your employee.
With an objective & impartial assessment from professionals who understand the workplace, we can help you to manage employees suffering with back pain by:
We can also provide pre-employment medical assessments to identify individuals physical ability to cope with any manual handling required.
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