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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There is oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also move medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Toronto chiropractor cautions Toronto back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for lots of us. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.

FLEXION LIFTING: NO INFLUENCE

A new research study analyzed several studies about the effect of lumbar spine flexion lifting and its impact on low back pain onset/persistence. Researchers discovered that lumbar spine flexion lifting was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations weren’t specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific kinds of people.

FLEXION LIFTING: INFLUENTIAL FOR WORKERS

Researchers concluded that the effect of forward bending on low back pain is determined by on the kind 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 quantity of time they spent bending forward. They found 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 didn’t). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is affected by their lifting capacity and psychosocial work environment. Researchers questioned 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 an improved design of the work week (work days vs rest days) and a set reasonable maximum lifting threshold per day will help prevent low back pain and lessen stress. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Toronto 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 managed relief for a construction worker with low back pain whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Toronto chiropractic care appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Controversy aside, low back pain attributable to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.

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