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How to Bend and save your Discs

I just read a great article on NPR this morning on bending correctly.  May cultures bend this way, and they are spared the of back pain and conditions that we have. I wish that we had been taught to bend this way.



  • L4_L5LL4_L5 Posts: 237
    edited 02/26/2018 - 1:52 PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I found it by googling “NPR Bending.”

    Unfortunately I think the demonstration is only good for picking up light objects. 

  • L4_L5:

    I still think re-learning a safer way to bend over will be helpful in the long run. I KNOW I have the habit of bending over incorrectly, and I'm sure that hasn't helped all my various back problems. 

    I'm trying to take this recovery time (following major surgery) to re-train myself :)

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