Cross Chiropractic Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor cautions Sandy Springs back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these spur low back pain for many. Cross Chiropractic Center 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 numerous studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers found that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t 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 kinds of people.


Researchers concluded 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 found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not 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 didn’t). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is affected 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 hoped 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) Cross Chiropractic Center works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Sandy Springs 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 surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Sandy Springs chiropractic care appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Cross Chiropractic Center.

Cross Chiropractic Center helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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