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Charleston WV, 25301

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Back Pain

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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:43 PM

If you have back pain, you are not alone. 80% of Americans have it and 31 million will experience low-back pain at any given time. Prevent strains, dislocations and muscle tears by lifting properly.   Proper lifting techniques can help prevent strains, dislocations and muscle tears.  Think about stretching before lifting and always lift with your legs - not your back. Learn more at www.nsc.org/nsm

 

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