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Treating Aches and Pains

A personal perspective on healing back, joint and other body pains.

by: Buck Tilton


How To Prevent Injury
  • Loosen up before lifting anything heavy, especially in the morning.
  • Keep your back straight and use your legs, not just back and arms, to lift the load.
  • Get the load well balanced before stepping out. An option is to have someone help you lift the load and get it balanced.
  • Take frequent rest breaks with the load off your back.
  • Reverse the lifting procedure when you drop the load.


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