Pflugerville 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 move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Pflugerville Wellness Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Pflugerville back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is demanded (hefting 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 reducing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back brace use to prevent low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt wearing 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville back pain specialist at Pflugerville Wellness Center comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Pflugerville back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be considered individually. Having all workers wear a back brace in an attempt to decrease back pain for a few does not 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-monitored, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of enhancing spine stiffness to restrict 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) 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 most of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to show you how to do this worthy movement as part of your Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Pflugerville Wellness Center offers 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 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 Pflugerville chiropractic visit soon. We help our Pflugerville workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Pflugerville Wellness 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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