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Burlington and Hamilton 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 need to relocate a weighty box? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Spinal Care Clinic proposes back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers to protect 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 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 avoid 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 wearing by asymptomatic workers. In this circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton back pain specialist at Spinal Care Clinic comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers to try 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to limit spine displacement ahead of 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) throughout 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 sudden trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Spinal Care Clinic is eager to demonstrate you how to do this worthy move as part of your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Spinal Care Clinic 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 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Burlington and Hamilton workers and weekend warriors avert and recover from spine pain. 

 
Spinal Care Clinic 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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