Fernandina Beach 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 must move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is required (hefting 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 reducing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back brace use to avoid low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt utilization 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 Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers, the back belt offers 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 Fernandina Beach back pain specialist at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Fernandina Beach 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 decrease back pain for a few doesn’t work as this paper shows that a back brace may work for some but not all.

ABDOMINAL BRACING MAY WORK BETTER

Abdominal bracing is a self-regulated, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement before doing 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 restricted at the majority of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is eager to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times when the back pain just will not go away. When work duties or chores result in 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 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit soon. We help our Fernandina Beach workers and weekend warriors avert and recover from spine pain. 

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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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