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Tonawanda Chiropractic Incorporates Abdominal Bracing and Back Brace Wearing for Patients to Protect Their Spines

Daily laborer or weekend warrior…how to do prepare for spine-demanding tasks? What do you do when you have to move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Tonawanda back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is required (hefting boxes, digging holes, raking, etc.)

BACK BRACES FOR BACK PAIN PREVENTION: Not All It Seems

Asymptomatic workers were directed to wear back belts at work with the intention of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back belt use to prevent low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism wasn’t decreased with back belt use either. (1) Mind you, this review was of back brace use by asymptomatic workers. In this situation, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Tonawanda back pain sufferers, the back belt has advantages. Non-rigid lumbar support belts are reported to help non-specific low back pain sufferers with their pain and disability. (3) The decision of belt use is where your Tonawanda back pain specialist at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Tonawanda back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers to try to decrease back pain for a few does not work as this paper demonstrates that a back brace may benefit some but not all.

ABDOMINAL BRACING MAY WORK BETTER

Abdominal bracing is a self-monitored, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. It appears to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually controlled. In a recent study, abdominal bracing significantly decreased sagittal plane motion from the lower thoracic spine (T12) throughout the lower lumbar spine (L4L5): by 45% at L4L5, by 94% at L1L2, and 50% at L5S1. Such self-bracing stimulated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was restricted at most of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is prepared to demonstrate you how to do this worthy move as part of your Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not stop. When work duties or chores leave your spine - cervical, thoracic or lumbar - hurting, The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management combines gentle, relieving spinal manipulation with specific exercise and nutritional advice to return you back to life.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jenna Kloor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes the value of helping a patient be able to do something like walking to help herself as she recovered from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even be able to shovel snow!

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Tonawanda workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation takes care of weekend warriors and daily laborers alike and guides them to the best way to protect their spines during work and projects.  
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