Satterwhite Chiropractic Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of lifting in a flexed position and its effect on your spine. Your Oxford chiropractor cautions Oxford back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for lots of us. Satterwhite Chiropractic still does. Recent studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


A new research study examined a number of studies about the impact lumbar spine flexion has and its influence on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers discovered that lumbar spine flexion lifting wasn’t a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These investigations weren’t specific as to categories of people. They studied two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific kinds of people.


Researchers decided that the result of forward bending on low back pain depended on the type of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected 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 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our Oxford 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 managed relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Oxford chiropractic care appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Satterwhite Chiropractic.

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