The straw that broke the camels back

The straw that broke the camels back

The straw that broke the camels back

Imagine this. Every day you bend a hundred times, sit in horrible postures all day, do nothing to strengthen the spine and then you are surprised that one day when you bent down to pick up something from the floor you had an episode of severe back pain. This is the classic case of the straw that broke the camel’s back.

The best way to injure the back is to bend forward with a small twist. In daily life, we do this many times without thinking. For example reaching for a book on our side while working, picking up a child and many others. Bending, in general, is not a great thing to do which is where you’ve heard doctors say- Use your legs to lift- not your back. But bending doesn’t mean extreme bending. Even brushing your teeth in the morning requires you to bend the spine. It starts from there and carries on throughout the day. Statistics show that humans bend _ times in a day on average! Does that sound unbelievable? Well, it’s true. If I asked you count the number of times you bend in a day you will realize that this number is not farfetched. And every time you bend forward, you weaken your spine that much more. You expose your back to injuries that much more.

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