Severna Park 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 chores? What do you do when you have to move a heavy box? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Back And Neck Care Center proposes back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Severna Park back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is required (moving boxes, digging holes, vacuuming, etc.)

BACK BRACES FOR BACK PAIN PREVENTION: Not All It Seems

Asymptomatic workers were directed to wear back belts at work with the aim of reducing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back belt use to prevent low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism wasn’t reduced with back belt utilization 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 Severna Park 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) Deciding whether to use a belt or not is where your Severna Park back pain specialist at Back And Neck Care Center comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Severna Park back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be addressed individually. Having all workers wear a back brace in an effort to reduce back pain for a few doesn’t work as this paper shows that a back brace may work for some but not all.

ABDOMINAL BRACING MAY WORK BETTER

Abdominal bracing is a self-controlled, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement before doing a spine-demanding job. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is personally controlled. In a new study, abdominal bracing significantly reduced 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 activated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was restricted at most of lumbar spine levels when sudden trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Back And Neck Care Center is eager to demonstrate you how to do this worthy step as part of your Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Back And Neck Care Center offers a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times when the back pain just will not go away. When work duties or chores leave your spine - cervical, thoracic or lumbar - hurting, The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixes 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 recovered from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even enable her to shovel snow!

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Severna Park workers and weekend warriors prevent and recover from spine pain. 

 
Back And Neck Care Center 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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