Relieving worker back pain

Worker health and safety is a priority for every company not only because a company may be liable for a workplace injury but because long-term injuries, like back pain, can greatly impact on a person’s performance, ultimately costing the business.

Back injuries are common and there are not many hard and fast solutions for relieving pain on the market.

Back Aid

Developed by a man who prolapsed a disc and suffered from a bad back for 20 years, John Pope, the Back Aid uses the weight of the body to expand the spine, thereby relieving pressure on the nerve endings and facet joints, which allows the flow of nutrients, blood and endorphins to the pain site.

Self traction with the Back Aid involves adjusting the arm rests to be as close to your body as possible and setting the arm rests at the correct height.

The person walks in, turns around, puts their feet on the rests and elbows on the arm rests, takes their feet off the foot rests and allows their body to dangle.

You control the amount of time to self traction (although only a few seconds at a time is all that’s recommended when starting out).

You can do it any time of day or night in the comfort of your own home or work place.

Pope has also developed a Spinal Mobilisation Programme, which is a series of movements performed on the Back Aid, designed to strengthen the global muscle group, the muscles that surround the lower lumbar region, thereby helping to support the spine.

For more information contact Ron Mileham.

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