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by Journal Of Commerce

Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board is bending over backwards to stop back pain claims.

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Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board is bending over backwards to stop back pain claims.

WCB is urging Albertans to keep active when dealing with back injuries by launching a “Back Pain: Don’t take it lying down” campaign.

According to WCB, 80 per cent of Albertans experienced some form of back pain in the last year, and during that same time frame the board paid out $38 million in claims due to back injuries.

Contrary to old beliefs, the best treatment for a back injury is not to avoid movement. Instead, people are now being encouraged to do low-impact exercises such as swimming and yoga after an injury.

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