If you are a gardener or manual worker and suffer from lower back pain, VertiBaX is about to bring you the latest recommendations from the largest European Back Care Charity "Backcare" to help reduce the pain and enable you to lift safely, without aggrevating a previous injury or causing a new injury.
Firstly "Backcare" recommend an initial WARM UP; if possible by carrying out twenty repetitions with a light object to increase blood flow through the appropriate muscles and joint, preparing them for the task ahead.
Secondly when lifting USE YOUR LEGS; by bending at the knees rather than at the back and move your feet, rather than twisting the body ensuring less stress is placed on the spine. Also by keeping the load close to the body rather than at arms length will reduce tension on the spine.
Thirdly DON'T JERK AROUND; the more constant and controlled a movement the better. If you can't lift something smoothly then it is a two person job.
Fourthly PLAN YOUR LIFT; clear the path which you will be travelling down before the lift is made.
Finally the fifth top lifting backcare tip is to KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND TRAIN TO EXCEED THEM; with fitness and strength exercises/gyms far more accessible than ever before, training your body is surprisingly simple and will have a profound impact on every area of your life.
In summary: WARM UP FIRST; USE YOUR LEGS; DON'T JERK AROUND; PLAN YOUR LIFT; KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND TRAIN TO EXCEED THEM. Whilst carrying out such lifting exercises the use of a preventative Heavy Task Back Support can be beneficial; two favourites amongst our clients being the VertiBaXHeavy Task Back Support and the HarleyHeavy Task Back Support.
Disclaimer: As all medical conditions are unique to the individual, if any of the details provided in the article are unclear in any way, professional independent medical advice should be taken before acting upon any of the information given.