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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 effect on your spine. Your Manahawkin chiropractor cautions Manahawkin back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 numerous 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 studies weren’t specific as to types of people. They studied two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects studied 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 type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced by the amount of time they were bending forward. They found that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was affected by the angle of forward bending (more than or equal to 30 degrees prompted 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 questioned 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 hoped that a better designed work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will help prevent low back pain and lessen stress. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Manahawkin 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 of low back pain for a construction worker whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Manahawkin chiropractic care appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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