...Study How to Prevent an Injury with the Proper Lifting Techniques. Especially Now that You, or a Loved One, are in the "Twilight Years".
Our seniors and most believe they know how to lift an object properly and think they are doing it safely. After getting a back injury from lifting they will comment "but I even bent my knees". Yes, bending ones knees is one of the best practices and there are more.
Getting out of position during lifting can put a great deal of stress on the lower back muscles. If the demand is 'high' on a muscle it can be injured. This stress 'muscle strain' forms tiny tears which are not only painful, including painful to breath, but can lead to a serious form of back injury. A back strain does heal over time only it takes more than few weeks and sometimes months.
Injury to Discs
The intervertebral discs are similar to cushions between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). This discs can bulge, break open, or rupture when injured. Pain may radiate down into the buttock or ones legs. Please review all the videos available at the resources provided. Let's keep ourself and our senior companions safe by practicing these proven best techniques.
Go to the following resources to discover the best practices in lifting and avoiding back pain or injury. Then 'get up and go' in confidence!
Originally Published by Spine-Health and Ergonomics:
- Avoid Back Injury / Lifting Techniques
- A Guide to Office Ergonomics
- Tips to Protect Your Lower Back
- Office Ergonomics And Avoid Fatigue