Avoid Spinal Cord Injury When Lifting Luggage

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heavy lift backpainAfter new years holidays, usually people’s travel luggage becomes twice the weight or more of before. Well you should certainly beware of spinal cord injury as a result of lifting a luggage, whether it is at the airport, train station, or in your private car. According to healthday, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these following ways to prevent it.

– Do not load too much stuff in one luggage, preferably break them down in several luggage or bags.
– Select a wheeled luggage or backpack.
– Be careful when lifting luggage to put it in a place higher than your head.
– Do not load too much stuff in the car, use a delivery service for your holiday gifts.
– Lift the weight by bending your knees and use legs rather than lifting by bending waist or back.
– Do not twist the spine when lifting a load.

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