Hebrews 4:16 - Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Back pain and injury are seldom caused by a single injury. An activity is done the same way over and over, and then one event happens, and you can’t bounce back from it.
That’s why you’ve heard stories of people rupturing a disk by slipping on the bathroom floor or tripping over the sidewalk. The disk was already being slowly injured by doing things incorrectly, and then one more thing hit, the straw in the proverbial camel’s back, and the disk herniated.
At first, you might have only a few twinges in your back when you perform a task, but the more you do things incorrectly the more your pain will increase. Don’t wait for an accident to happen. Take the steps now to learn how to lift or move something correctly now.
Orthoinfo.aaos.org in their article, “Prevent Back Pain,” provides us with tips to help reduce your risk of back pain and injury such as taking your time and planning your work instead of rushing into it, position yourself correctly by placing the person or object close to your body and spreading your feet shoulder-width apart with your knees bent and stomach tightened, and don’t try to lift something by yourself if it’s heavy. The website also provides exercises to strengthen your back and abdomen as well as a discussion on weight loss and stopping to smoke.
God will help us in our time of need, but we must be willing, as the Bible verse states above to approach God with confidence. Don’t just overdo your work and lift something too heavy for you. Ask God and he will send someone your way to help, because he cares about every area of our lives.
Key words: reduce risk of injury, back pain, ruptured disk, tips on prevention
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.