A Answers (2)
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA job that involves movements like lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, or vibrating can lead to injury and back pain. Watch to learn more about lower back pain.
Ronald Tolchin, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answered on behalf of Baptist Health South FloridaCertain jobs may raise your risk for back pain and, in fact, back pain is the most common cause for disability for people under age 45. Jobs that require a lot of bending and lifting -- such as working in a factory or even being a new mom -- may cause frequent strain on the back, raising your risk for injury and pain. Jobs that require standing on your feet all day, such as working in a restaurant or as a hairstylist, can also strain your back. Even sitting in a chair for long periods of time, especially if your sitting posture is poor, can cause your back muscles to become weak and fatigued and lead to back pain. If you need to spend long hours working at a desk, investing in a supportive chair and taking frequent breaks to stand up, stretch and walk around can help to reduce your risk for back pain.