Apple Country Chiropractic Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Williamson chiropractor cautions Williamson back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these spur low back pain for many. Apple Country Chiropractic still does. New 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 analyzed a number of 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 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 looked at specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not influenced by the quantity 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 did not). (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 help prevent low back pain and lessen stress. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Williamson 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 certainly strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Williamson chiropractic care appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Apple Country Chiropractic.

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