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

Daily laborer or weekend warrior…how to do get ready for spine-demanding chores? What do you do when you need to move a heavy box? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! New Roads Chiropractic Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to New Roads back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is demanded (moving 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 belt use to stop low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not reduced with back belt use either. (1) Mind you, this review was of back brace use by asymptomatic workers. In this circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for New Roads 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 New Roads back pain specialist at New Roads Chiropractic Center comes in to determine what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each New Roads back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be considered individually. Having all workers wear a back brace to try to decrease back pain for a few does not 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-monitored, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement before doing a spine-demanding job. It seems 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 sudden trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! New Roads Chiropractic Center is eager to demonstrate you how to do this worthy movement as part of your New Roads chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

New Roads Chiropractic Center uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just won’t 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 get 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 New Roads chiropractic visit soon. We help our New Roads workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center 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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