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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Carrolltown chiropractor cautions Carrolltown back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for many. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 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 wasn’t a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations were not specific as to types of people. They studied 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 concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected 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 affected by their lifting capacity and psychosocial work environment. Researchers asked 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Carrolltown 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 taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Carrolltown chiropractic care appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

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