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 effect on your spine. Your Nashua chiropractor cautions Nashua back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for lots of us. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 a number of 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 weren’t specific as to categories of people. They studied 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 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 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 then 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) Moriarty Chiropractic works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Nashua 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 attained relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job surely taxes his spine!
Schedule a back-pain-relieving Nashua chiropractic care appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Moriarty Chiropractic.