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Journal EntryInjury Prevention Strategies: Lifting, Strengthening, Stretching
Many back injuries result from lifting heavy objects incorrectly. Check out HPRC’s tips for proper lifting, along with some other strategies for maintaining a healthy back.
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Journal EntryRelief for your aching back?
Epidural steroid injections can provide short-term relief for back and neck pain.
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Journal EntrySafe moving tips to spare your back
Here’s a reminder about how to lift heavy objects properly and protect your back when loading your moving truck during a PCS.
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Journal EntryInjury Prevention Part 4 – The Back
Back pain is common among military personnel. Follow these tips to maintain a healthy back and stay at the top of your game.
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Journal EntryBack in motion: Can swinging a kettlebell improve back and shoulder pain?
Exercises with strength-training equipment known as kettlebells may provide relief from back, shoulder, and neck pain.
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