The Novelli Wellness Center Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine toward clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its effect on your spine. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor cautions Buffalo, NY back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. The Novelli Wellness Center still does. Recent studies explain more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.

FLEXION LIFTING: NO INFLUENCE

The latest research study analyzed several studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting 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 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.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

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 found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t influenced by the amount 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 prompted 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 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) The Novelli Wellness Center works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Buffalo, NY 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 attained relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic care appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that demand flexion bending and lifting can be well-managed at The Novelli Wellness Center.

The Novelli Wellness Center helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
 
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