The boxes are packed and taped, the van is waiting at the front door and you are ready to start loading your belongings. This is how most families handle a move into a new home. Here is one more element we recommend adding: a dolly, even better hire a Lakewood moving company to do the heavy lifting.
Instead of carrying heavy boxes in your arms, place them on a dolly (also known as hand truck) and gently push them in front of you. In this way, you will prevent many serious back problems, such as:
- Muscle Strain
Back muscle strain can be very painful and force you to take sick leave and lie in bed for days. Afterwards, you will have to go to physical therapy sessions to restore mobility to this area. This is something you definitely want to avoid when moving your packed belongings.
- Slipped Disc
A slipped disk in your spine is a very serious injury, requiring surgery to fix. This happens when you don’t know how to balance the weight you carry and your center of gravity goes off balance. Such an injury can happen even to young, strong and fit persons, so don’t risk it.
- Torn Ligaments
Torn ligaments in the back usually occur when you carry a heavy weight and try to avoid an obstacle or turn a corner by twisting your upper body. It is a natural instinct to save yourself a step or two, but it can have serious consequences if you are carrying a heavy box.