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    Back Problems: Proper Lifting

    No one is immune to having a back injury. Whether you have a strong back or have hurt your back before, it is well worth it to:

    • Stop yourself before casually picking up a light or heavy load.
    • Plan in your mind for the best way to lift what's in front of you. This could include enlisting help from one or more people.
    • Lift and move slowly and carefully.

    The time you take to use the right lifting mechanics is far less than the days, weeks, or months it can take to heal from a back injury.

    how.gif  How can I lift without hurting my back?

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

    Current as ofJune 4, 2014

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    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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