West Palm Beach 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 need to relocate a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the superior approach! Moses Chiropractic proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to West Palm Beach back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is required (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 lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back belt use to avoid low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism wasn’t reduced 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 West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach back pain specialist at Moses Chiropractic comes in to determine what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each West Palm Beach back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be addressed individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an attempt to decrease 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 ahead of a spine-demanding task. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually 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 initiated 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! Moses Chiropractic is eager to demonstrate you how to do this worthy move as part of your West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Moses Chiropractic offers a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times when the back pain just won’t stop. 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 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 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. We help our West Palm Beach workers and weekend warriors prevent and recover from spine pain. 

 
Moses 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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