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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your Ashburn chiropractor cautions Ashburn back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for many. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn still does. New 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 examined several studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its impact on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting wasn’t a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These studies were not specific as to categories of people. They studied 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 result of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found 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 altered by the angle of forward bending (more than or equal to 30 degrees prompted 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 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 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractic care appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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