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Chiropractic Solutions Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your San Jose chiropractor cautions San Jose back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these spur low back pain for lots of us. Chiropractic Solutions 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 several studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers discovered 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 categories of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found 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 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 then at one year. They anticipated 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 reduce stress. (3) Chiropractic Solutions works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our San Jose 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 managed relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly strains his spine!

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

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