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How to prevent neck and shoulder pain from heavy lifting work?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Body Mechanics: Your spine sees a lot of forces with lifting and twisting. You must use proper mechanics when lifting and always be aware of your position in space. It helps to have a strong core, the muscles that support your abdomen, chest and spine. I would consult with a physical therapist familiar with work injuries. You need your work space to be evaluated and your body evaluated for areas of weakness
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Prevent or treat?: To prevent it you need to limit the weight lifting or limit the repetitions. To treat it i suggest heat and massage. You could consider adding a muscle relaxer.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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