How to Prevent Back Injuries When Lifting

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How the spine works, what are the three specialized section of the spine, what are the common causes of back pain, what is the difference between acute and chronic back pain, how to maintain the S-curve, how to keep your back straight. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 18 minute full length version.

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Video Transcript

Many back injuries target your spine, your spine is made up of 24 specialize bones that are on top of each other. These bones are called vertebrae, between each vertebra is a spinal disc that separate each bone. The bones and disc add protect to your spinal cord, the main link between your brain and the rest of your body. Your spinal cord is delicate and easily damage, add to this fragile structure muscles nerves and other body parts that can also be injured. You know you can strain your back through exertion but did you know you can over stress it sitting down, simply standing up too long or lying in a wrong position. It’s true that because your spine is a neutral posture similar to an S-curve.