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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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 McHenry chiropractor cautions McHenry back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for many. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic still does. New studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


The latest research study examined a number of 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 were not specific as to types of people. They looked at two types of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other research projects looked at specific kinds of people.


Researchers concluded that the result of forward bending on low back pain depended on the kind of job, gender and other such particular factors of workers. They noticed that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not influenced by the amount of time they spent bending forward. They discovered 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 didn’t). (2) Warehouse workers’ experience of low back pain is influenced 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 assist in preventing low back pain and lessen stress. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic works to ensure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our McHenry 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 of low back pain for a construction worker whose job certainly strains his spine!

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

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