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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your St. Francisville chiropractor cautions St. Francisville back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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

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 wasn’t a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to categories 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 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 noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t affected by the amount of time they were 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 prompted low back pain while over 60 degree did not). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is influenced 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 hoped that an improved 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 reduce stress. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our St. Francisville 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 surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving St. Francisville chiropractic care appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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