Fort Wayne 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 relocate a weighty box? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the superior approach! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled activities to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is required (hefting boxes, digging holes, raking, 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 decreasing 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 wasn’t decreased with back belt utilization either. (1) Mind you, this review was of back brace use by asymptomatic workers. In this situation, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne back pain specialist at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic comes in to determine what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Fort Wayne back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an effort to reduce 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-controlled, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually controlled. In a new study, abdominal bracing significantly decreased 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 initiated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was limited at most of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 recuperated from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even be able to shovel snow!

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit soon. We help our Fort Wayne workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Aaron Chiropractic 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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