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Vancouver Disc Centers Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is always controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your Vancouver chiropractor cautions Vancouver back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Vancouver Disc Centers still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


A new research study examined several 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 investigations weren’t 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 types of people.


Researchers concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t 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 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 and again at one year. They hoped that an improved design of the work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will assist in preventing low back pain and reduce stress. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Vancouver chiropractic patients alike!

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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 for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at Vancouver Disc Centers.

Vancouver Disc Centers helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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