Back And Neck Care Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is 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 Severna Park chiropractor cautions Severna Park back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Back And Neck Care Center 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

The latest research study examined 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 was not a determining factor 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 research projects studied specific kinds of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced 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 prompted 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 asked 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 lessen stress. (3) Back And Neck Care Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Severna Park 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 for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Severna Park chiropractic care appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Back And Neck Care Center.

Back And Neck Care Center helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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