It is important to remember proper posture when lifting. This is especially true in the case of lumbar herniated disc.
One of the first things to remember is to bend with your hips to ensure that your chest is facing forward, which can help to keep your back straight. This will further reduce the pressure on lumbar spinal discs in your back and prevent it from herniating further.
It is also important to make sure that your hips line up with your shoulders when lifting. This will help make sure that your shoulders follow your hips when you turn.
Most importantly, your lower back should never twist while you are lifting. This movement causes a tremendous amount of stress to your lumbar discs and increases your risk of injury.
When you lift with improper form, even for a short period of time, it can lead to drastic consequences in the health of your spine.
A Vancouver WA chiropractor can offer suggestions to further help you avoid pain. Click here to read about our chiropractors at A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic.