Smorgasbord Health Column – Family Health – Backache by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I posted this article last year at the beginning of the pandemic as more and more began to work from home. Although many are now returning to their places of employment, quite a few companies have extended the WFH scheme as they have found it works effectively for their particular business.

Backache

To give you an idea of how common backache is around the world; it is estimated that nearly 10% of the global population will experience either acute (one off or occasional event with recovery) or chronic backache (constant and disabling). There are a number of proven factors such as weight, height, age and of course occupational posture but generally the causes of lower back pain in particular are very hard to diagnose.

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability but it also results in one of the biggest financial burdens on health services and industry…

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