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Tips and Techniques For Lifting Heavy Objects

Time for a quick refresher.  Most people intuitively know the things this article will include, but knowing something and putting it into daily practice are two different things.  The most common cause of acute back pain is a sudden injury to the ligaments and muscles that support your back. The most common way those ligaments and muscles can sustain injury is via improper lifting of heavy objects.

If you’ve already hurt your back, then it’s time to focus on the cure, rather than prevention.  Prevention will be crucial once you’re healed, so that you don’t get hurt again.  In terms of the cure, there are a few simple things you can do, including:

Once you’re feeling better, let’s review the following proper way to lift heavy objects  to minimize your risks:

If you do those four things, then you’re much less likely to suffer an injury while lifting, and your back will thank you for it!

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