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Johnson Chiropractic Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your Richmond chiropractor cautions Richmond back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for many. Johnson Chiropractic 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 analyzed numerous studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its impact 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 weren’t specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects studied specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the result of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected 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 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 an improved design of the 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) Johnson Chiropractic works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Richmond 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 attained relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Richmond chiropractic care appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Johnson Chiropractic.

Johnson Chiropractic helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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