Lower Back Pain Lincoln NE

Masons in Lincoln run a high risk of developing lower back pain, but it's not inevitable. There are many ways to reduce this risk significantly.As a mason you put a lot of stress on your spine by bending, lifting, and twisting. The key to having a healthy back is to maintain your spine in a balanced position.

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Lower Back Pain

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: July 1, 1999

By Elizabeth Keating

Abstract: Masons run a high risk of developing lower back pain, but it's not inevitable. There are many ways to reduce this risk significantly.As a mason you put a lot of stress on your spine by bending, lifting, and twisting. The key to having a healthy back is to maintain your spine in a balanced position. You can do many other things to save your lower back from injury over the course of your masonry career.
  • Exercise three to five times a week.
  • Eat well to prevent excess body weight that would add stress to your joints.
  • Manage your stress.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Get enough rest and know your limits.
  • Make sure your work area is as ergonomic as possible, using adjustable scaffolding or an adjustable materials platform.
  • Use lighter units.
The Washington, D.C.-based Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR) has a helpful Construction Ergonomics Checklist on its Web site (www.cpwr.com/kcheck .html). People with back injuries can develop seemingly minor symptoms that are actually the first signs of a serious injury. At the first sign of pain, you should consult a health care professional to assess your symptoms while you have them. A masonry contractor can increase awareness of what causes back pain and how it can be treated and managed:
  • Show lunchtime videos on back injury prevention and treatment.
  • Arrange for a physical therapist to give demonstrations.

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