Daily laborer or weekend warrior…how to do get ready for spine-demanding chores? What do you do when you have to relocate a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Young Chiropractic proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Easley 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 found no consistent evidence for back belt use to avoid low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt utilization 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 Easley back pain sufferers, the back belt offers benefits. 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 Easley back pain specialist at Young Chiropractic comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Easley back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an effort to decrease back pain for a few doesn’t work as this paper demonstrates that a back brace may work for some but not all.
ABDOMINAL BRACING MAY WORK BETTER
Abdominal bracing is a self-regulated, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of increasing spine stiffness to limit spine displacement before doing a spine-demanding job. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is personally controlled. In a recent study, abdominal bracing significantly decreased 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 the majority of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Young Chiropractic is ready to show you how to do this worthy step as part of your Easley chiropractic treatment plan!
SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN
Young Chiropractic uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not stop. When work duties or chores result in 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 significance 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!
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