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Back Safety. ~Back Pain Is No Joke~. Most back problems are unnecessary and can be prevented. The Spine Has 3 Purposes. Maintain the structure of our trunk and allow for body mobility. Protect the spinal cord. Act as a shock absorber. Components of the Spine. Vertebral Body Disk

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back safety

Back Safety

~Back Pain Is No Joke~

the spine has 3 purposes
The Spine Has 3 Purposes
  • Maintain the structure of our trunk and allow for body mobility.
  • Protect the spinal cord.
  • Act as a shock absorber.
components of the spine
Components of the Spine
  • Vertebral Body
  • Disk
    • Fibrous Ring
    • Jelly Substance Middle
    • Shock Absorber
  • Facet Joints
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
what causes back problems
What Causes Back Problems?

Poor Posture

Slumped Sitting

Flat Back

Sway Back

faulty body mechanics
Faulty Body Mechanics

Knees in the Way

Lifting with the Back Flexed

Twisting without a Pivot

Weight too Far Away

stressful living and working habits
Stressful Living and Working Habits

Work too Low and Far Away

Reaching with a Heavy Load

Back Unsupported

poor mattresses
Poor Mattresses

A Mattress which is too Hard Leaves the Back Unsupported

A Sagging Mattress Leaves the Back in an Unbalanced Position

other risk factors
Other Risk Factors


Decline of

Physical Fitness

Loss of Flexibility

*Plus, emotional stress, poor nutrition, lack of rest, and smoking.

what s the problem doc
What’s the problem, Doc?

Disc Strain or Bulge

Herniated Disc

acute strains and sprains
Acute Strains and Sprains

Postural Strains and Sprains

joint stiffness
Joint Stiffness


what can i do to help my back
What can I do to help my back?

“Balance is the Key”

the power position
The “Power” Position

The “Power” Lift


Balance is

the Key