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Back pain while shoveling

Snow Shoveling Safety

It’s that time of the year again where the weather is cold, and the snow shovels need to be dusted off.  Shoveling appears to be a simple task with little risk, however, there are in fact many risks that most are not aware of if you are shoveling incorrectly.  Poor technique or preparation can cause a lot of stress to be put on your lower back and heart causing back pain and heart attacks. If you are suffering from heart issues, it may be best to sit this one out or ask for help from a loved one or friend, especially in heavier snow accumulations.

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