Layden Chiropractic Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Plainville chiropractor cautions Plainville back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Layden Chiropractic 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

The latest research study examined several studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its impact 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 investigations were not specific as to categories of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects looked at specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced by the quantity 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 triggered low back pain while over 60 degree didn’t). (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 and again at one year. They hoped that a better 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 reduce stress. (3) Layden Chiropractic works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Plainville 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 managed relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!

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

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