Plainville 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 need to move a heavy package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Layden Chiropractic recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Plainville back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is required (hefting boxes, digging holes, vacuuming, etc.)

BACK BRACES FOR BACK PAIN PREVENTION: Not All It Seems

Asymptomatic workers were told to wear back belts at work with the intention of reducing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back brace use to prevent low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism wasn’t decreased with back belt wearing either. (1) Mind you, this review was of back brace wearing by asymptomatic workers. In this circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Plainville back pain sufferers, the back belt offers 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 Plainville back pain specialist at Layden Chiropractic comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Plainville back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be addressed individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an effort to reduce 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of enhancing spine stiffness to restrict spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding task. It appears to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually controlled. In a recent study, abdominal bracing significantly lessened sagittal plane motion from the lower thoracic spine (T12) through 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 met with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Layden Chiropractic is prepared to demonstrate you how to do this worthy movement as part of your Plainville chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Layden Chiropractic presents a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just won’t 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 importance of helping a patient be able to do something like walking to help herself as she recuperated from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even enable her to shovel snow!

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

 
Layden Chiropractic takes care of weekend warriors and daily laborers alike and directs them to the best way to protect their spines during work and projects.  
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