Deadlifting is a popular weightlifting technique used by body builders, athletes, and others. But many lifters do not use the proper technique, and as a result, end up injuring themselves. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the more common injuries that weightlifters can sustain while deadlifting. We will also talk about some prevention and treatment tips.
Herniated spinal discs and pinched nerves can result from deadlifting – either as the direct result of an injury, or because of a buildup of stress over time. These types of spinal injuries need to be examined and treated as soon as possible. The spinal nerves are responsible for our ability to feel and move all of our body parts. If you have an injury involving the nerves in the spine, it’s important to get the treatment you need before any permanent nerve damage is done.
Back Muscle Strains
Deadlifting without using proper form (and sometimes even with the proper form) can result in painful strains, sprains, and tears of the back muscles. Most of these injuries will heal on their own given enough time, but they can be quite painful. Prescription medications, physical therapy, and injections can help manage this type of pain while your body recovers.
Shoulder Injuries & Rotator Cuff Tears
Deadlifting also requires a lot of work from your shoulder muscles. A mistake can easily lead to a rotator cuff injury. Regenerative medicine treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma injections can be a great help in treating these types of injuries.
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