Spine & Sports Rehab Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor cautions Baton Rouge back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Spine & Sports Rehab Center still does. New studies explain 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 effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found 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 categories of people. They studied two kinds 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 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 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 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 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Spine & Sports Rehab Center.

Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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