There are some people who happen to be in careers which subject them to a lot of heavy object lifting. If you are one such person, then you may end up damaging your spine especially if you do not understand how one should go about lifting heavy objects with minimal damages. When carrying a heavy object, try to avoid twisting and turning your body. It is better to move an object by pushing it rather than pulling it when it is heavy. Pushing exerts lesser strain on the spine.