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Lifting Heavy Objects (Overview)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have. Here are some factors to consider: * Heavy lifting: If your job requires heavy lifting, standing, or walking, your doctor may recommend that you work fewer hours a day. This is especially true as you get closer to your delivery date.


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I get chronic back pains when lifting heavy objects. What should I do?

I get chronic back pains when lifting heavy objects. What should I do?

Diagnose: Hi, Back pain is one of my specialties. Most cases I see are do to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues also need to be addressed like numbness in the legs. ...Read more

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Lifting Heavy Objects (Overview)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have. Here are some factors to consider: * Heavy lifting: If your job requires heavy lifting, standing, or walking, your doctor may recommend that you work fewer hours a day. This is especially true as you get closer to your delivery date.


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After lifting heavy objects for about 15 minutes I get this pain in my right lower back. Goes away after lifting. Should I be concerned?

After lifting heavy objects for about 15 minutes I get this pain in my right lower back. Goes away after lifting. Should I be concerned?

Back strain: You are starting to get a back strain which is a warning sign that you need to be careful with lifting heavy objects. Use you legs to lift heavy objects by squating down and using the force of your leg muscles to do the work. If you bend to lift, you are putting the strain on your back muscles. Exercise and do stretching to help strengthen the back as you age, and hopefully the strained muscles ...Read more

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Is lifting heavy objects safe for people with scoliosis?

Is lifting heavy objects safe for people with scoliosis?

Relatively: In the vast majority of cases of scoliosis, there is not any limitation in lifting heavy objects in and of itself. Patients with scoliosis can certainly injure their back lifting heavy objects, but not really at a higher rate than people without scoliosis in all but the most severe cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Is lifting heavy object, too much stress can abort a 1 month fetus?

Is lifting heavy object, too much stress can abort a 1 month fetus?

Probably not: The normal lifting that is done around the house won't cause a miscarriage at 1 month. I wouldn't recommend more extreme types of lifting such as weight-lifting, bench pressing, etc. Lifting a laundry basket won't hurt the baby but squating with 120 pounds of iron might. Best wishes! ...Read more

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After lifting heavy object I can touch a bulb in my mid-back. It is not painful, but I feel certain discomfort. Is it dangerous? What should I do?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but a muscle strain is likely and should improve after resting your back from further strain for a week or so. The bulb you feel is unclear but may be a spinous prominence of a vertebra. ...Read more

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Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects just once?

Is it possible to get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects just once?

Unlikely: An injury from a one time incident is most likely a muscular strain tennis elbow typically happens from a repetitive type of activity over time usually a one time injury will heal relatively quickly tennis elbow is a little more difficult and may require ice, avoidance of activity, therapy or local injection. ...Read more