Common Lifting Injuries and What You Can Do About Them

Whether you’re lifting weights or helping a friend move, you’re at risk of injury from poor form. Most people have heard of the correct way to lift “lift with the knees”, but even that won’t prevent every injury. If you’ve found yourself sidelined with a painful back or another body part, you can get treatment and learn how to avoid a recurrence of the problem. Kilian Chiropractic in downtown Vancouver can help you with the aches and pains that occur when a simple move leads to injury.

It’s Not Just Your Back

Most people think of lifting injuries as those that plague your back when you pick up something heavy. However, you can hurt your knees, shoulders, arms, neck, and more depending on what you did. Quickly picking up an empty box and then twisting around can give you everything from lower back pain to a sore neck. Lifting a heavy box, even correctly, can stress your hands and wrists. Even lifting a binder off of a desk as you stretch across a cubicle can quickly show you why work ergonomics have become such a big deal.

Treatments vary because each injury is very personal. Some benefit from traditional physical therapy while others require a heating pad and simple rest. Others may seem harder to heal, and those could potentially benefit from a series of treatments using a modality like acupuncture or chiropractic adjustments.

You’re Not Stuck with That Injury

While some injuries may be easier to treat than others, you can make progress if you are determined to find the right treatment. Kilian Chiropractic in downtown Vancouver offers services that can help you regain range of motion, reduce pain, and get better in general. Call us at 604-688-0724 to arrange to see one of our specialists.