Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 lifting in a flexed position and its impact on your spine. Your West Des Moines chiropractor cautions West Des Moines back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these initiate low back pain for many. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 analyzed 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 wasn’t a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These investigations weren’t specific as to categories of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at specific types of people.


Researchers concluded that the result 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 was not influenced by the quantity of time they spent 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 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-diminishing for everyone, our staff and our West Des Moines 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 attained relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job surely strains his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving West Des Moines chiropractic care appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps workers with their low back pain due to forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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