Pensacola 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 relocate a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Pensacola back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is demanded (hefting boxes, digging holes, raking, 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 was not reduced with back belt wearing 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 Pensacola back pain sufferers, the back belt has 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 Pensacola back pain specialist at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Pensacola back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed individually. Having all workers wear a back brace in an attempt to decrease back pain for a few doesn’t work as this paper shows 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 ahead of a spine-demanding job. It appears 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 stimulated 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! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is prepared to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses 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 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 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 be able to shovel snow!

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

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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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