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Chiropractic Associates Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your Preston chiropractor cautions Preston back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these spur low back pain for lots of us. Chiropractic Associates still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.

FLEXION LIFTING: NO INFLUENCE

The latest research study analyzed a number of studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its impact on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting wasn’t a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the result of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t affected by the amount of time they spent bending forward. They discovered that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was altered by the angle of forward bending (more than or equal to 30 degrees triggered low back pain while over 60 degree didn’t). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is affected by their lifting capacity and psychosocial work environment. Researchers texted workers asking about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks then at one year. They anticipated that a better designed work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will assist in preventing low back pain and lessen stress. (3) Chiropractic Associates works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Preston chiropractic patients equally!

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Victor Shu on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He shares how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management attained relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Preston chiropractic care appointment with Chiropractic Associates. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Chiropractic Associates.

Chiropractic Associates helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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