I have a job that involves a lot of heavy lifting. How can I avoid low back pain?
According to a recent study of factory workers, staying physically fit may be the best way to keep low back pain at bay. Workers who said they were physically fit were less likely to develop low back pain over a two-year period. These workers tended to have strong thigh and spine muscles, and they could move their trunks up and down quickly. Keeping your back, legs, and trunk strong will help you use the good lifting techniques that ward off back pain.
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