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Healthy Backs at The Joint Chiropractic

By Donna Stark

When you see something on the floor, do you bend over at the waist to grab and pick it up? And if you do, does that hurt your back? Even though it may seem like the "easy" way to lift things from the ground, it really isn't the proper way and, ultimately, you are putting yourself at risk. Fortunately, there are some things you can do that will reduce the risk of injury and keep your body safe. Take a look at what your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have to say on the matter.

Watch a Powerlifter

Have you ever watched a powerlifting competition? If so, you may have noticed they don't bend at the waist and lift like you have been doing. Instead, they stand with their feet apart, keep their back straight, go into a squat position, and use their leg muscles to stand up. They also keep the weight close to their body. Now, of course, you probably aren't lifting things as heavy as they are, but you still should use that same form while picking things up. Proper lifting techniques are vital if you want to reduce the risk of pain and injury.

Stay in Control

After you have practiced the proper lifting technique from above, you're ready to move on to the next important tip ... stay in control! If you are lifting or carrying a heavy item from one place to another, make sure you aren't twisting your body too much or moving too fast. Uncontrolled movements can sometimes be a recipe for disaster, especially if those movements strain your back or cause you to fall.

Seek Help if You Do Get Hurt

On the off chance you do get hurt while lifting or moving objects from one place to another, you will want to make sure you seek help from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Chiropractic care can alleviate your pain and discomfort, and speed the healing process, by reducing inflammation, easing strain, and increasing circulation to the injured area. With quality care by your side, it won't take long for you to start feeling better!

Healthy Backs at The Joint Chiropractic

Keep your back safe while lifting by following the suggestions above. And if you do get hurt for some reason, head on in to see the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They will get you back on track and ready for more work in no time!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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