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Back pain: how to combat it if you have it, and prevent it if you don’t

The right equipment, exercise and work culture can help you avoid what might seem inevitable

The right moving and handling equipment, exercise and organisational culture will help you avoid the lower back problems that can seem inevitable in nursing

  • Expert advice from physiotherapists on how to care for your back
  • Moving and handling should be valued as a complex clinical skill requiring appropriate equipment and training
  • Tips for nurse managers on ensuring staff safety and well-being

There is a plethora of statistics relating to back injuries and all the numbers point in one direction: chronic back pain is common and costly – to individuals, employers and health services.

And staff working in health and social care are at particular risk. The charity BackCare

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