Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion01/08/2020Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor cautions Fort Wayne back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 A new research study analyzed a number of studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its influence 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 investigations were not specific as to types of people. They looked at two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects looked at specific kinds of people. FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS Researchers concluded that the effect 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 was not influenced by the quantity 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 triggered low back pain while over 60 degree didn’t). (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 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients equally! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 surely strains his spine! Schedule a back-pain-relieving Fort Wayne chiropractic care appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."