Because of the nature of their jobs, CMV drivers frequently suffer from other conditions, including back pain and hemorrhoids.
Manage Back Pain
Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. MedlinePlus notes that back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain and can be either acute or chronic. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and lasts a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain is back pain that lasts for more than three months. Over-the-counter pain relievers and rest can help with the pain. If your pain is severe or doesn’t improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. Also, call your health care provider if your back pain is the result of an injury. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases provides an easy-to-read overview of back pain. Also, the Cleveland Clinic provides an interactive guide with information on common causes of back pain, coping mechanisms, and posture and exercise recommendations.
Prevent and Treat Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids can be painful, but they are not usually serious. Hemorrhoids occur when there is too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal areas. Due to working conditions and diets lacking in fiber, truck drivers are at an increased risk for hemorrhoids. The risk of developing hemorrhoids can be reduced if you make sure to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids. If you do develop hemorrhoids, the HIC Digestive Health Information Center provides 12 tips for truck drivers to heal hemorrhoids.
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