Thoughts on Back Pain and Construction Work

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Construction work is among the professions with the highest incidence of back-pain 

It is not hard to see why. Causes for back pain in the construction industry are mainly related to heavy lifting but also include:

  • Vibration and shock absorption involved in the use of heavy equipment
  • Twisting and lifting
  • Improper body mechanics while performing a variety of lifting movements

Most of these activities result in strains of the supportive soft tissue in the back which causes inflammation, muscle spasm and severe pain. Construction workers should always take steps to prevent back pain and consult with a back-care specialist when pain strikes. 

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