ACT Wellness Center

How to Lift Holiday Packages and Avoid Back Pain

I was reading this blog post today; what grabbed my attention is the title: Happy Holidays Means a Happy Back, Lakeville, MN chiropractor.  Ryan Betzina DC of Absolute Health mentions that during these busy holiday season sometimes we completely forget ourselves. Lifting that heavy frozen turkey, awkward packages, and items such as firewood can cause additional stress on our spine if you’re not using the proper lifting techniques.

When lifting, keep in mind the single most important rule to avoid back pain – Never Lift with Your Back!  Here are some other considerations when lifting:

If you’re not sure how to lift properly remember to consult with your chiropractor, a personal trainer or an ergonomic specialist. These professionals study the structure and function of the human body. There are many videos on the internet that demonstrate proper lifting; however, working with a professional one-on-one removes the guess-work.

If you can’t safely lift a heavy load by yourself – doubt means don’t.

Carmelo Caratozzolo DC, CCSP
ACT Wellness Center
2894 Garber Way
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-491-9355

Here is a site where you can read more about how Lakeville chiropractic and acupuncture can work together:

Ryan Betzina DC
Absolute Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture
20520 Keokuk Ave. Ste. 130
Lakeville MN 55044
952-985-5444