Going back to work too soon after hurting my back will make the pain worse and it will take me even longer to recover.
Most people who experience an episode of back and back-related leg pain improve faster if they return to work quickly. This may mean returning to your job before you’re completely pain-free. It may also mean that your usual job tasks will have to be modified until you are physically able to take on your full duties. For example, if your work involves long stretches of sitting or repeated lifting and bending find a way to break up the activity into smaller sections or change your technique or get help. Speak to your health practitioner and employer about planning your return to work in a sensible way.