Getting out of bed in the morning is not easy for many people. The snooze button is often a comforting friend -- until the next blast of the alarm. However, for workers suffering from back pain, getting out of bed is only the first obstacle of the day. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) estimates that 31 million people suffer from pain in the lower back at any given moment. Moreover, lower back problems are the leading cause of disability in the world.
Heavy Lifting Or Falls Are Not The Only Source Of Work-Related Back Issues
Many occupations place significant stress on the lower back, according to the Mayo Clinic. Physically demanding jobs, such as construction work or nursing that involve repetitive movements and heavy lifting can be a strong source of debilitating back problems. However, the Mayo Clinic says that even working at a desk can cause back stress that can create back problems or aggravate preexisting conditions.