We have all faced the need to lift a heavy object and have probably done so without injury. Did you know that you can cause serious injury if you use improper lifting techniques? Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to acute muscle or ligament strains that can last for only short periods or linger longer. These strains are small little tears in the actual muscles of the lower back. As you can imagine, pain relief is a good thing. So how do we avoid injuring our backs when lifting heavy objects?
While back injuries can be common, is still a good idea to try to avoid them. Improper lifting of heavy objects can lead to back injuries such as:
Okay, we have established that heavy objects lifted in an improper manner can lead to back injuries. So what steps can we take to avoid these injuries? There are several lifting techniques that can help you lift heavier objects safely and they include:
Using proper lifting techniques can help minimize pain and lower back injury. The old saying is slow and steady wins the race and this also applies to proper lifting. Never rush to get the job done quickly and use the correct techniques and you can minimize the risk of back injury!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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