Save you back, use your legs

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Save you back, use your legs

Here is a instructional video of how to properly lift an object using your legs without putting to much strain on your back.

Fast Facts - ...Low back pain accounts for the majority of work-related visits to the medical doctor. In fact, up to 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.

Save your back, use your legs!

How to properly lift using your legs.

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using your back can result in long term pain

Statistics Canada reports the lower back as one of the most common areas injured at work, second only to the hand. According to the Center for Disease Control, back pain is the leading cause of disability among people between the ages of 19-45.

1. Think ahead. Plan the maneuver before you attempt to lift anything awkward or heavy.2. Lift mostly with your arms and legs. Take full advantage of the big muscles in your legs when lifting a heavy object. Bend your knees, not your back! Also maintain a slight inward curve in your lower back when lifting the object. This is the natural, biomechanically-stronger position of the spine.3. Keep the object close to your body. The stress and strain on your lower back increases significantly the further the object is away from your core.4. If the object looks too heavy for you to lift, it probably is! Get help to lift the object.5. Keep your nose between your toes. This is a great little phrase to keep in mind when lifting or moving some- thing heavy. If your nose stays between your toes, then you spine will not experience any twisting/shear loads. You reduce the risk of disc injuries.

the steps to lifting properly

What happens if you do hurt your back?

Your first step is to stop what you are doing and call for help. If help is not available, assess your injuries before you try to move. Sometimes physical injuries can get worse with sudden movements. Once you feel it is safe to travel, see your chiropractor. Chiro- practors are musculoskeletal specialists. They will be able to give you a good idea about the extent of your injuries, and get you on the road to recovery right away!According to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, of all the forms of lower back treatment, only spinal adjustment is recommended as a safe and effective form of professional assistance for acute lower back pain.5 So, you are in good hands – chiroprac- tic is the right choice for low back pain due to acute lifting injuries.


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