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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor cautions Colorado Springs back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for many. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 analyzed 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 was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations weren’t specific as to categories of people. They looked at 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 result of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected 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 triggered 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 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 reduce stress. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic care appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.

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