Back pain is a common problem in our culture. It is not because we are weak. It is likely because many of us were never properly trained how to carefully lift heavy objects. In this video, you will learn how to lift heavy objects without hurting your back. If it is already too late, consider calling a back injury attorney if your injury is work-related.

The first tip for lifting is to carry the object as close to your body as possible. Keep this in mind as you go down to pick up the object.

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You will not be able to safety adjust the object in your grip once you have picked it up. Additionally, avoid twisting while carrying the object as it can cause issue like hernias. Instead, pivot with your feet.

As you go down to lift a heavy object, bend with your knees, not your back. You only want a slight curve to remain in your lower back. As you grab hold of the object, you bend at the hips so that your butt goes back. Keep your chest and head up. This gives you the perfect posture for lifting. Remember, lift with your legs.