Lower Back Pain In The U.S.
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. and studies show that if you have injured your lower back in past, there is a 60% chance of experiencing another painful episode. Dr. Stuart McGill, professor emeritus, University of Waterloo and an expert of low back pain describes the following risk factors for low back pain; prolonged sitting, stationary postures for long periods of time, along with frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pushing/pulling and trying to generate power from your back.
Unfortunately these actions are typical when shoveling snow and, to make matters worse, we have a 100% chance of encountering wet, heavy snow in our future.
Here is a quick link on how to protect you lower back as we persevere through the remainder of winter.