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Carrolltown 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 tasks? What do you do when you must move a heavy package? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Carrolltown back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is demanded (moving boxes, digging holes, raking, 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 decreasing 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 was not reduced with back belt utilization either. (1) Mind you, this review was of back brace wearing by asymptomatic workers. In this situation, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Carrolltown 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) The decision of belt use is where your Carrolltown back pain specialist at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation comes in to determine what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Carrolltown back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an attempt to decrease 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to restrict spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually controlled. In a new study, abdominal bracing significantly decreased sagittal plane motion from the lower thoracic spine (T12) throughout 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 restricted at most of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is eager to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation presents 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 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Carrolltown workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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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