Back pain prevention checklist



“Oh, my aching back!”

You’ve heard it. You’ve probably said it. But the all-too-frequent lament by nurses can be avoided!

Yes, given the nature of your work, you’re especially vulnerable to the “occupational hazard” of lower back pain. Even seasoned nurses can get in a hurry and fail to safeguard their backs when moving a patient. So follow the simple guidelines below, put together by renowned physical therapy expert Vinod Somareddy, DPT.


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About International Nurses Association

The International Nurses Association was founded on the idea that professional achievement is deserving of recognition, exposure and reward. As a meeting place for the top minds in nursing, INA offers unlimited opportunities to further your success and embrace your role as a vital member of the medical community. INA is the fastest growing network of nurses from around the globe and takes pride in delivering its members the platform and competitive edge needed to survive in this ever-changing and complex environment. Visit
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