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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s oftentimes controversy in medicine. Controversy can also push medicine to clarity. Such is the case of flexed lifting and its impact on your spine. Your Largo chiropractor cautions Largo back pain patients to carefully bend, lift and twist as these create low back pain for lots of us. Hollstrom & Associates Inc still does. Recent studies describe more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


The latest research study examined 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 was not a differentiator for people with and without low back pain. These studies weren’t specific as to types of people. They studied two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies studied specific types of people.


Researchers decided 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 found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain was not affected by the amount of time they spent bending forward. They discovered 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 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 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our Largo 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 describes how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management attained relief of low back pain for a construction worker whose job certainly taxes his spine!

Schedule a back-pain-relieving Largo chiropractic care appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Hollstrom & Associates Inc.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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