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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

January 08, 2020

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to 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 start low back pain for many. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 examined a number of 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 wasn’t a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These studies were not specific as to types of people. They studied two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at specific types of people.


Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such specific factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced 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 triggered 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 questioned workers via text about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks then at one year. They anticipated that a better 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 reduce stress. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Fort Wayne 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 managed relief of low back pain for a construction worker 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 helped at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting.