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Lifting Hurts the Lower Back

Lift a lot? A study of manual handling workers found that lower back symptoms were the most frequent complaints, followed by the shoulders, upper back, hips/upper legs and the neck. The fingers were the area of least concern. The study also found that approximately 85% of lower back symptoms were associated with disorders in other body regions. Proper lifting techniques are essential in preventing the injuries often associated with lifting.

Source: Yeung SS, et al. Spine. October 1, 2002; Vol. 27, No. 1