Applying ergonomic principles to your life can help prevent a variety of conditions, such as back pain. Many back problems are caused or aggravated by stressors such as heavy lifting, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. Using furniture and tools to protect the body can greatly reduce the risk of back injury and help maintain a healthy back.  Recurring back pain resulting from improper ergonomic causes is often preventable.

More companies are promoting ergonomically designed tools, products, workstations, and living space to reduce the risk of back pain.