Vancouver Spine Care Centre Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your Vancouver chiropractor cautions Vancouver back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Vancouver Spine Care Centre still does. Recent studies describe 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 examined a number of 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 differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to types of people. They looked at two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by 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 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 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 hoped that an improved 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Vancouver 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 taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Vancouver Spine Care Centre.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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