Palmer Chiropractic Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your Lynchburg chiropractor cautions Lynchburg back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 numerous 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 determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to categories of people. They studied two kinds 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 result 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 was not influenced by the amount of time they spent bending forward. They found 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 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 hoped that a better designed 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Lynchburg chiropractic patients equally!

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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 managed relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely taxes his spine!

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

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