• Tips for Preventing Back Pain While Lifting

    by Dr. Elizabeth Greenberg
    on Oct 29th, 2018

It's not necessarily how much you lift, it's how you lift and how often. Never lift anything that may be too heavy for you. When you lift, squat close to the object with your back straight and head up. Stand, using your legs to lift the load. DO NOT twist or bend your body while lifting, as this position severely compromises the disks in your low back. (With twisting, only half the fibers of the disk are supporting your body weight!) Also, constant and excessive repetition of lifting can cause fatigue of the tissue over time leading to low back injury.

Remember, lift like an elevator, not like a crane!!

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