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Watertown Wellness Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is 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 Watertown chiropractor cautions Watertown back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Watertown 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

A new research study examined a number of studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its impact on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers discovered that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not 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 kinds of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers concluded that the result of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected by the amount 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 influenced 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 and again at one year. They hoped 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 lessen stress. (3) Watertown Wellness Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractic care appointment with Watertown Wellness Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Watertown Wellness Center.

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