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Driving and Plant Operators

Sitting in one position whether it's on a long journey to meetings up and down the motorway or at the controls of a big earth mover can have its consequences.

Jolting of the body as a machine travels over uneven ground can 'shake the body' and cause locking of joints in the spine. Repeated use of controls can lead to Repetative strain injuries of the wrists, elbows and shoulders. Jumping down off large machines can put a shock through the body resulting in a shift of the joints in the spine, not unusually affecting the sacro-iliac joint(s).

A recent high quality study has demonstrated that paracetamol is no better than a placebo in treating acute episodes of low back pain.
Drivers who fail to wear seatbelts correctly are at risk of injury according to the British Osteopathic Association (BOA). While most people are fully aware that wearing a seatbelt saves lives, the majority are not aware that the way they sit in a car plays a huge part in their personal safety.
15 MILLION DRIVERS AT RISK OF WHIPLASH DUE TO BAD SEATING POSITIONS