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How can i not make my back hurt during work?

Im 15 and i just started a summer job, i work as cashier so i stand the whole time and my back hurts a lot how can i avoid this?

Asked By: Leo - 6/21/2007
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Bayer back and body pills
Answered By: Cheryl V - 6/21/2007
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Quit
Answered By: Mr. Potatohead - 6/21/2007
 
Wear a back/lifting belt Stretch often, deep knee bends work as well
Answered By: Tray B - 6/21/2007
 
you might have to deal with it but i think theres special medication or "back packs" to keep on while working that will help ...
Answered By: Alyssa L - 6/21/2007
 
Get into good posture while working, take frequent short breaks for stretching and do exercises to strengthen your back muscles.
Answered By: Joel Wadsworth - 6/21/2007
 
try some different shoes. concentrate on keeping good posture while you're standing there.
Answered By: TTerrell - 6/21/2007
 
Get a chiropractor, do calf stretches. tell your manager so u can sit on a high chair. buy dit da jow and rub on urself everyday
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Answered By: cs313 - 6/21/2007
 
Bend your knees instead of your back when you lift stuff (is hard getting used to)
Answered By: I M - 6/21/2007
 
Put your foot up on something while you are standing like a shelf low to the ground. If there isn't a shelf find an object about a foot high and rest one of your feet on it while standing. Also, be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Whenever lifting items be sure to keep them close to your body as you lift. Ibuprofen... More
Answered By: Kim S - 6/21/2007
 
VICODIN ... lot's & lot's of'em. Then you don't have to quit your job ... you'll have to work .... to keep the monkey on your back !!
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Answered By: Marie - 6/21/2007
 
Get a good pair of shoes. Also move back & forth on your feet to keep your back from locking up on you.
Answered By: TwinsyP - 6/21/2007
 
What you need are some really good orthopedic shoes... More
Answered By: heart o' gold - 6/21/2007
 
There are ICY HOT PRO THERAPY back braces & pads you can rap around your back! They work great! I think getting a back rub and chiropractor to help you is good too. Stretch out a lot too, that can help to stretch out those muscles!
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Answered By: MOMMAMINDY - 6/21/2007
 
get good shoes with good support and maybe some insuls in them for comfort. and work on standing with good posture.
Answered By: gator.girl09 - 6/21/2007
 
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