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how can one prevent getting lumbar strains?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Use proper mechanics: By using proper body mechanics and by staying in good physical shape with regular exercise incorporating flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular training. Try not to fatigue muscles by getting a good night sleep and taking appropriate breaks when doing repetitive tasks that involve prolonged positioning like bending as well as those with bending and rotation.
Answered on Aug 14, 2012

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