Minster 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 tasks? What do you do when you have to relocate a heavy package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Minster Chiropractic Center proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Minster 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 told to wear back belts at work with the aim of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back belt use to prevent 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 circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Minster 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 Minster back pain specialist at Minster Chiropractic Center comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Minster 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 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 ahead of a spine-demanding task. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually controlled. In a new study, abdominal bracing significantly reduced 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 limited at most of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Minster Chiropractic Center is eager to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Minster chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Minster Chiropractic Center uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not stop. When work duties or chores leave 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 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 be able to shovel snow!

Schedule your Minster chiropractic visit soon. We help our Minster workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Minster 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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