Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor cautions Baton Rouge back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for many. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation still does. New 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 impact lumbar spine flexion has and its impact on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting wasn’t a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations weren’t specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific kinds of people.


Researchers decided that the effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not influenced by the amount of time they spent bending forward. They discovered that healthcare workers’ experience of low back pain was altered 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 asked 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 designed 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Baton Rouge 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 shares 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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