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Spinal Care Clinic Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor cautions Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for lots of us. Spinal Care Clinic 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 analyzed several studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has 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 investigations were not specific as to types 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 effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not 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 did not). (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 and again at one year. They anticipated 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 lessen stress. (3) Spinal Care Clinic works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Burlington and Hamilton 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 attained relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Spinal Care Clinic.

Spinal Care Clinic helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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