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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Cautions Back Pain Sufferers About Lifting and Flexion

Controversy. There’s always 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 La Grande chiropractor cautions La Grande back pain patients to cautiously bend, lift and twist as these start low back pain for many. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC still does. New studies explain more about the effects of flexion and lifting on the spine and its experience of back pain.


The latest research study analyzed several 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 was not a determining factor for people with and without low back pain. These studies were not specific as to categories of people. They looked at two kinds of people: those with and those without back pain. (1) Other studies looked at 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 particular factors of workers. They found that construction workers’ experience of low back pain wasn’t affected by the amount of time they were 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 prompted 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 asked workers via text about their low back pain, mental stress, and bodily fatigue over the course of 3 weeks and again at one year. They hoped 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 reduce stress. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC works to make sure our work environment is stress-less and low-back-pain-reducing for everyone, our staff and our La Grande 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 La Grande chiropractic care appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Controversy aside, low back pain due to work environments that require flexion bending and lifting can be helped at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps workers with their low back pain because of forward bending, lifting and twisting. 
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