Your back is a complicated piece of machinery, capable of supporting your body weight, flexing to allow movement, and houses the nerve cord – the main information highway for your body.
The best cure for back pain is prevention
Injuring your back can affect all the normal functions it performs daily. The best cure for back pain is prevention, and prevention comes from maintaining a healthy back. Exercising regularly will strengthen your back and decrease your chances of back pain and injury.
Common causes of back pain:
Of the primary causes of back pain, lifting safely is one of the few you can control. There are a series of steps to go through before and during the lifting process to ensure your safety and comfort when lifting and carrying a heavy load.
Preventing downtime is the goal for everyone. Using these basic daily habits can prevent back injuries both on and off the job.
Sources: ehs.uark.edu/TrainingCourses.aspx osha.gov
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