A Healthy Back
Do you work in "Neutral Spine"?
Neutral spine is a term used when your back and, therefore, your spinal column, is in its natural, neutral posture. First, what is good posture?
Three Natural Curves
In order to assure the spine is working efficiently, we must keep the bones in the best alignment. Otherwise, the stress and forces are magnified � ligaments will be overstretched and muscles fatigued � causing pain and possible injury. In any activity, these three curves should be maintained � but not increased.
The head should be above the shoulders so that the ear is inline with the top of the shoulder. The top of the shoulder should be over the hips.
Check out each section on this website that relates to your job task to find out how to keep yourself in this posture.
Remember - "Maintain Your Curves"
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