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Millville 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 move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Wilson Family Chiropractic recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Millville 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 directed to wear back belts at work with the intention of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back brace use to stop low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt use 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 Millville 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 Millville back pain specialist at Wilson Family Chiropractic comes in to determine what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Millville 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 reduce back pain for a few does not 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-monitored, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to restrict 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 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 initiated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was limited at most of lumbar spine levels when sudden trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Wilson Family Chiropractic is eager to demonstrate you how to do this worthy move as part of your Millville chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Wilson Family Chiropractic presents a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not 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 significance 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 Millville chiropractic visit soon. We help our Millville workers and weekend warriors avert and recover from spine pain. 

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic 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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