Managing manual handling tasks and other hazards on the work site is crucial to preventing musculoskeletal disorders as a recent research series from Australian and international researchers published in The Lancet reveals.
Researchers warn that low back pain is a major health burden and the use of X-rays and scans, opioids injections and surgeries to treat the condition isn’t useful.
Low back pain is actually one of the leading causes of disability worldwide with more than 540 million people affected by low back pain at any given time.
And the problem isn’t abating, in fact its getting worse. In the last 25 years low back pain has doubled.
Researchers found that low back pain is growing rapidly and is being poorly managed and mismanaged medically.