Lower back pain has many causes. One of the most reported causes of back injuries is improper lifting techniques. Poor body mechanics are often the reason behind many lifting injuries. Lifting injuries can result in lower back pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion from the neck down the length of the spine.
Poor Lifting Techniques
Poor lifting techniques include lifting with the back instead of the legs. Not stabilizing a package or trying to pick up a large, awkward item can cause unnecessary muscle strain on the upper and lower areas of the back. Poor body mechanics include how you hold an item while lifting it or even shifting your weight can cause a lower back injury or muscle strain.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is a commonly used reason for missing work or school. When left untreated, it can take away from your quality of life and prevent you from enjoying time with your family and friends. Our chiropractor can perform a thorough evaluation and determine the cause of your lower back pain.
Minimize Your Stress
Don't rush! Being under stress can make you rush through your work. Rushing is what leads to many injuries, especially those associated with lifting or moving large items. Instead of being in a hurry, take a deep breath and set your stress aside. Remind yourself to use proper lifting techniques and always take your time.
Learn More about Work Ergonomics at Back on Track Chiropractic!
You can prevent lifting injuries by using work ergonomics and proper lifting techniques. Back on Track Chiropractic offers chiropractic care and advice on proper lifting techniques to patients living in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills. Call and schedule an appointment today so you can get back on track to good health and well-being.