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Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 impact on your spine. Your Brooks chiropractor cautions Brooks back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Soft Health and Healing Clinic still does. Recent studies explain more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


The latest research study analyzed numerous 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 studies studied specific types of people.


Researchers concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced by the amount of time they were 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 asked 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Brooks 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 surely taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Brooks chiropractic care appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Soft Health and Healing Clinic.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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