I am an in home care provider for the elderly. Recently my job required me to sit next to my client for several hours, to be sure they did not fall out of bed. A couple of times I repositioned my client by helping them scoot further up to the head of the bed. I have been experiencing lower back pain and also just noticed today that I actually have small bruises on either side of my lower back. Could this have been caused by the prolonged sitting, and/or poor body mechanics when I helped to reposition them?
What could cause lower back pain, with a few small bruises on either side of backbone (lumbar)?
Added 19 Jan 2016:
To reposition my client, I would bend my knees slightly while bending forward (slightly)and grasping the 'draw sheet' and pulling them toward me (I was standing at the head of the hospital bed) I did not experience any pain while doing this motion. I made sure the bed was elevated so that I was not bending too far forward
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