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How to Prevent Lower Back Pain.


Tip #1. Mind Your Lifting

Use good technique when lifting heavy objects

When something is too heavy, get help. If you have to lift, use proper techniques. I am sure you have heard of what proper lifting technque entails: The posture we often hear about is to bend with your knees, and not so much your low back.

Also, when lifting something, try to keep your posture straight. Reduce the amount of lifting and twisting. Face the object directly and close to your body. Even when putting the object down, use the same technique bend at your knees: lifting in reverse.

Tip #2. Use good Posture when doing Routine Chores

Mind the way you walk, the way you stand and the way you sit

Lower Back Pain can by caused by routine chores. By Routine chores I means things like
  • loading and unloading the dishwasher
  • shoveling snow
  • cutting the grass
  • mopping
  • doing laundry
  • picking up your kids
  • vacuuming the house

Try your best to keep your spine in the upright, erect position. For example, when unloading the dishwasher, bend more with the knees than pressure on your back. Remember that most injuries that occur in the low back happen when we bend or twist too quickly. This position puts the most amount of stress specifically on your lumbar discs. The same goes for things like taking out the rubbish. Try to use your knees and body to leverage the weight that you are lifting. Overall, a big key is to reduce the amount of weight you are trying to lift. If something is too heavy, split up the load, reduce the weight load or get help. It only takes one time to lift something incorrectly and injure yourself.