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My Life MondayMy Life Monday
Understanding what¶s wrong with your back.Understanding what¶s wrong with your back.
Do you complain of constant backaches? Do you think it¶sserious and have you checked it with a physician? 
Theproblem is that most people don¶t worry about their backuntil it¶s already hurting them.Your back is made up of numerous muscles, bones, nervesand supporting tissues that give it strength and flexibility.Because your back is central and connected to the rest of you body, a serious injury could affect your ability to walk,sit, stand or move your hips, neck and head.
The force you use«.The force you use«.
Picture this example as the stress exerted onyour back. With the fulcrum in the centre, youapply equal force to lift the object. But whathappens when the fulcrum is shifted to the right?
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Say the le er was 6 feet in lengthand the fulcrum was shifted tothe right. ou will ha e toapply 4 times the amount of force to lift the object.
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Some common causes of backinjuriesSome common causes of backinjuries
Slouching on your seatHunched while driving and standingBeing either overweight or underweightand generally unfitStress and exertionLifting, pulling or moving objectsincorrectlyFootwear-high heels usually placepressure on the lower back.Working in uncomfortable positionsSitting or standing too longCarrying heavy objectsTwisting or jerking ± especially whencarrying objects.

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