Controversy. There’s always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Augusta chiropractor cautions Augusta back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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
A new research study examined numerous studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has 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 types of people. They looked at two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects studied 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 type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t 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 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 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 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Augusta 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management managed relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!
Schedule a back-pain-relieving Augusta chiropractic care appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.