Minster Chiropractic Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Minster chiropractor cautions Minster back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for lots of us. Minster Chiropractic Center still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


A new research study analyzed numerous studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations 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 kinds of people.


Researchers concluded that the result of forward bending on low back pain depended 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 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 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 lessen stress. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Minster 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 Minster chiropractic care appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Minster Chiropractic Center.

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