Having chronic pain while being able to complete your work at your best can be a challenge.
Here are some simple tips from Pain BC to help manage your pain in the workplace: Pain BC returning-to-work-asking-for-what-you-need
How to make your workstation more comfortable
Tell your employer about your pain. If they know your situation, they can better understand your need for medical appointments, to pace your work or to change your work environment.
Modify your workstation, such as an ergonomic chair and keyboard placement. View WorkSafeBC’s How to Make Your Computer Workstation Fit You, a self-help guide on how to identify and solve problems with computer workstations.
Sitting or standing for long periods of time will increase your pain, it is important to change positions frequently or take five minute stretch breaks regularly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUzi9k9d0EI for work and at home.
Reduce lifting and bending with heavy objects. Avoid twisting as you lift. Watch this video on lifting in the workplace.
- WorkBC Employment Centres - Support services to finding a job
- Government of B.C.: Job and career training
- Emotional distress in the workplace (bullying and harassment resources).
- Safe, healthy and inclusive workplace for all: visit the British Columbia Resource Guide to find valuable industry and community needs for organizations to focuses on workplace health and the transfer of research into practice.