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Tel 01903 230066
The journal Spine has just published looking at 260,000 construction workers over a 20 year period.
In today’s environments most equipment, work benches, computer desks, kitchen worktops etc. are designed for people of average height hence those at either end of the height spectrum often struggle.
As a complementary healthcare clinic we often treat people who are victims of these issues. We can help them recover but unless they get suitably sized furniture or equipment at work and at home it can be very difficult to prevent recurrences.
At work, speak to your employer, supervisor, HR or the occupational health department about having your area of work assessed. At home you need to make sure that your gardening tools are the right length and that your sports equipment, such as your golf clubs are fitted to suit you. Your kitchen, tables and seating also needs to match your height. Using a small stool is often a good compromise until your furniture or kitchen is due for replacing.
We are not just here to get you out of pain but also to help you staying that way.
Advice sheets on seating are available from here. For pain relief and more specific help give us a call on 01903 230066.
Ref: Wahlstrom et al. Risk factors for hospitalisation due to lumbar disc disease.
Spine 2012 July 1;37(15):1334-