Back injuries

Back injuries account for about a 25%* of all WorkSafeNB lost-time claims.

Simple treatment, such as regular exercise and physiotherapy, will often help a worker safely return to work. A short course of painkillers such as Acetaminophen and anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back injury.

WorkSafeNB offers a back management program to relieve pain and restore mobility and function. Support may include referrals to resources, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic medicine.

See expected healing time.


Resources:

Back Injury Prevention Safety Talk, WorkSafeNB
Choosing Wisely Canada
Back Pain, Mayo Clinic

*2017 data

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