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Malverne Health & Wellness Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Malverne chiropractor cautions Malverne back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. Malverne Health & Wellness 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

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 found that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies were not specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects looked at specific types of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t affected by the quantity 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 affected 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 anticipated 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 lessen stress. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Malverne 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 for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Malverne chiropractic care appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Malverne Health & Wellness.

Malverne Health & Wellness helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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