Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton chiropractor cautions Groton back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. Hutter Chiropractic Office still does. Recent studies explain 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 several studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These investigations were not specific as to categories of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific kinds 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 found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced by the quantity of time they spent bending forward. They found that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was altered by the angle of forward bending (more than or equal to 30 degrees triggered low back pain while over 60 degree didn’t). (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 then at one year. They hoped 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Groton 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 attained relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Groton chiropractic care appointment with Hutter Chiropractic Office. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Hutter Chiropractic Office.

Hutter Chiropractic Office helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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