A lot of people suffer from accute back pain. Accute back pain is back pain lasting less than 12 weeks and it is the number 2 reason most people call out sick from work. There are ways to avoid accute back pain and one of those things would be watching what one lifts. If one needs to lift something heavy, then they need to use their legs to lift. By using their legs to lift, one’s back will be protected.
- The National Institutes of Health specify acute back pain as pain that occurs for twelve weeks or less.
- Proper posture and regular exercise can prevent acute pain from becoming chronic, or lasting more than twelve weeks.
- Care in lifting heavy weight can prevent back pain even if you frequently exercise and are in good shape.
“Along with safe lifting, the best practice to protect the back is doing daily back exercises.”