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New Roads Chiropractic Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your New Roads chiropractor cautions New Roads back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for many. New Roads Chiropractic Center still does. Recent 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 numerous 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 determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These investigations were not specific as to categories 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 effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected by the amount of time they were bending forward. They discovered 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 did not). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is affected by their lifting capacity and psychosocial work environment. Researchers questioned workers via text about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks then at one year. They anticipated that an improved design of the work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will assist in preventing low back pain and reduce stress. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our New Roads 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management managed relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving New Roads chiropractic care appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be helped at New Roads Chiropractic Center.

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