Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Pensacola chiropractor cautions Pensacola back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these spur low back pain for lots of us. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center still does. Recent studies explain more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


A new research study analyzed numerous 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 differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to categories of people. They studied two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at specific types 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 specific factors of workers. They noticed 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 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 texted workers asking about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks and again at one year. They anticipated 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 lessen stress. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Pensacola 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 shares how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management attained relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job certainly strains his spine!

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

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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