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Chiropractic Care Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor cautions West Palm Beach back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Chiropractic Care still does. Recent studies explain more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.

FLEXION LIFTING: NO INFLUENCE

A new research study examined several studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers discovered that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations were not specific as to types of people. They studied two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at specific kinds of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected by the quantity of time they were bending forward. They found that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was affected 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 influenced by their lifting capacity and psychosocial work environment. Researchers asked workers via text about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks and again at one year. They anticipated that a better design of the work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will help prevent low back pain and lessen stress. (3) Chiropractic Care works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients alike!

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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 certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving West Palm Beach chiropractic care appointment with Chiropractic Care. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Chiropractic Care.

Chiropractic Care helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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