Pflugerville Wellness Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Pflugerville chiropractor cautions Pflugerville back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. Pflugerville Wellness Center still does. New 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 a number of studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its influence 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 were not specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects looked at specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided 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 found that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was affected 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 affected 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 anticipated that a better design of the 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Pflugerville 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 attained relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!

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

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