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Vancouver 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 must relocate a heavy box? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the superior approach! Vancouver Disc Centers proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled activities to Vancouver back pain sufferers to protect 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 told to wear back belts at work with the aim of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back brace 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 use by asymptomatic workers. In this circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Vancouver 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 Vancouver back pain specialist at Vancouver Disc Centers comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Vancouver 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 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 deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to limit 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) throughout 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 restricted at most of lumbar spine levels when sudden trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Vancouver Disc Centers is eager to show you how to do this worthy step as part of your Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Vancouver Disc Centers presents a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions 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 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 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 enable her to shovel snow!

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

 
Vancouver Disc Centers 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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