Moving can have serious consequences on your spinal health. You must take extra precautions to prevent additional damage to your spine, your back or your neck during this potentially harmful process.
Proper lifting tips for neck, back, and spinal safety
Use Proper Lifting Techniques
Keeping your spine aligned in a neutral position during any lift. Bend with your knees instead of your waist. Carry any heavy load close to your body. This will prevent tipping and maintain balance. Never twist at the hips while lifting or carrying loads. Always turn your entire body with your feet.
Leave plenty of time to move.
Moving at the last minute will always come with complications that may lead to physical strain. Most national and local moving consultants suggest a minimum of 8 weeks before the move date.
Never overpack boxes
While it might be tempting to overpack a box, it may lead to physical injury. Use smaller boxes for heavy items like books and reserve larger boxes for light bulky items like clothes and pillows or fragile items.
Let someone else lift the heavy loads
It is important to know that hiring movers is always a smart and prudent way to avoid serious injury during a move. If money is a concern, rent a truck but hire a pair of movers through local papers to both pack and help move objects. This leads to a far lower upfront cost and spare you risk of serious injury to your neck, back, or spine.
About Midtown Medical
Midtown Medical is built for patients’ convenience. So injury victims can heal with minimal discomfort. When an injury victim schedules an appointment with Midtown Medical for diagnosis, interventional pain management, and treatment options, they start with a brief consultation followed by an examination with a medical specialist to thoroughly assess the patient. Directly after the consult, the medical specialist assists with scheduling additional tests, appointments, or follow-ups, if needed. It is now easier than ever for accident victims to get immediate access, quick answers, and fast relief to injury pain using the many solutions and tech advances that Midtown Medical is happy to provide.
At Midtown Medical, we give accident injury patients immediate access, quick answers, and fast relief of pain using the many solutions and our tech advances!