Those in California who work in the healthcare industry likely experience back pain, at least from time to time. Moving patients after a healthcare worker has been on his or her feet for an extended period of time often leads to a painful back injury, tendonitis or rotator cuff injury. OSHA recently issued a new brochure regarding the prevention of what is arguably the leading cause of injury to workers in the healthcare industry.
Do you have a job that requires you to constantly lift heavy items? Are you constantly on your feet all day, standing on hard surfaces? Have you ever experienced a twinge of pain in your lower back that never seems to go away? If you said yes to any of these questions, especially the last one, then you’re like many Americans across the nation that are experiencing the No. 1 cause of job disability: lower back pain.