Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Manchester chiropractor cautions Manchester back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for many. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


The latest research study examined several studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its impact 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 weren’t specific as to categories of people. They looked at two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at specific types of people.


Researchers concluded that the result of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced 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 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 questioned workers via text about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks and again 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 lessen stress. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Manchester 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 shares how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management managed relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Manchester chiropractic care appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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