Fort Wayne Chiropractic Incorporates Abdominal Bracing and Back Brace Wearing for Patients to Protect Their Spines09/25/2020Daily laborer or weekend warrior…how to do get ready for spine-demanding chores? What do you do when you have to relocate a heavy package? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is demanded (moving 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 intention of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. 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 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 Fort Wayne back pain sufferers, the back belt offers benefits. 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 Fort Wayne back pain specialist at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Fort Wayne 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 reduce back pain for a few does not work as this paper demonstrates 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 increasing spine stiffness to restrict spine displacement before doing a spine-demanding job. It seems to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is personally controlled. In a recent study, abdominal bracing significantly lessened 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 the majority of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan! SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses 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 get you back to life. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 recovered from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even enable her to shovel snow! Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Fort Wayne workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."