Lynchburg 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 must relocate a weighty box? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Palmer Chiropractic Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also propose self-controlled activities to Lynchburg back pain sufferers to safeguard 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 lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers found 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 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg back pain specialist at Palmer Chiropractic Center comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Lynchburg back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be considered 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 benefit 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 task. 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) through the lower lumbar spine (L4L5): by 45% at L4L5, by 94% at L1L2, and 50% at L5S1. Such self-bracing initiated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was limited at most of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Palmer Chiropractic Center is eager to show you how to do this worthy step as part of your Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Palmer Chiropractic Center offers a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times when the back pain just won’t go away. When work duties or chores result in 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 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 value 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Lynchburg workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Palmer 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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