|How often do you lift heavy objects? The more you lift, the more opportunities you have to injure your back. After the common cold, back pain is the single most common complaint for which people seek help from a health-care professional. While the causes of back pain are myriad, injuries sustained while lifting are often to blame.
When it comes to safe lifting, the importance of correct posture cannot be overstated. You have probably heard the common advice to “lift with you knees, not with you back.” It turns out that these are indeed wise words
More tips to remember for optimal positioning while lifting:
It is also important to know your load. Lifting an object that is heavier than anticipated can throw your body off balance, particularly if you are already in a less-than-optimal lifting posture.
Protect your back and the rest of your body — call today to schedule a consultation.Dr. Barbara Smith