Free DIY Back Pain Guide Available

The online tool from NHS Choices includes information about different types and causes of back pain, treatment options, and prevention methods.

NHS Choices, an ongoing outreach offered by Britain's National Health Service, has posted an online, do-it-yourself guide to addressing back pain. Using videos and still photos, the clinically approved guide shows how the back functions, what can go wrong, how to prevent back problems, and how to maintain good posture at home, while lifting or sitting at work, and while driving.

Safe lifting advice and exercises to strengthen the back are included. For anyone already suffering from back pain, the treatments section covers stretching, hot and cold packs, manual therapy, pain relievers, and more.

"Back pain is most common in the lower back, although people can also suffer in their neck, upper and middle back, lower back, and buttocks," general practitioner Dr. Knut Schroeder said in NHS material posted with the guide. "No matter where the pain is, it often becomes a real nuisance, sometimes even rendering people almost entirely immobile. The back pain guide on NHS Choices is a really useful tool, enabling people to learn about the pain they're experiencing, how best to manage it, and how it can be prevented. I would recommend anyone suffering with back pain to use the guide and if they're really concerned, visit their GP, too."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue