Stay Safe While Storing, Think About Your Back!

By Storbox Self-Storage on May 16, 2013 - Comments off

We may not like to admit it, but we as human beings are quite vulnerable to injury. Even at peak physical condition, we can easily suffer a serious injury that sidelines us for days, weeks, or months. While the human body is resilient, it can take quite a while to properly recover from physical harm. Of all types of injuries, problems with the back are some of the most likely to impact all aspects of your life.

Moving and storing items is meant to be a time of productivity and improvement for the future. So don’t spoil it with a back injury!

If lifting and carrying heavy items ends in an injury, it is most likely to affect the back. So keep this danger in mind when moving items. Your spine consists of 33 vertebrae, with 24 articulating vertebrae, five that are fused to form the sacrum, and four that form the tailbone. These vertebrae help to protect the spinal cord and give support to your back as a whole. While they are made out of solid bone, their articulating nature, which help us to bend and twist our bodies, makes them susceptible to harm.

While injuring your back moving heavy items will usually not end in damage to the spinal cord, it will severely limit your physical capabilities and cause consistent pain.

Whether or not you believe that you have highly developed back, shoulder, and abdomen muscles, you are not meant to directly lift heavy objects using only these muscles. If you do so, you may strain or tear ligaments and muscles in mere moments. In the worst cases, you may harm the discs between your vertebrae, causing herniation, bulging discs, and pinched nerves.

At Storbox, we are dedicated to protecting both the valuable items of our customers as well as their physical well-being. As such, we provide a wide variety of packing supplies, storage units that will suit your needs, and a free truck for moving your large and heavy items. To learn more about how we can help you, get in touch with a staff member today by calling (626) 793-9888.

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