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Malverne 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 need to move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Malverne Health & Wellness proposes back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Malverne back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is demanded (moving 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 reducing 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 was not reduced 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 Malverne 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 Malverne back pain specialist at Malverne Health & Wellness comes in to determine what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Malverne back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed individually. Having all workers wear a back brace in an effort 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-regulated, 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 new 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 stimulated 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 is worth knowing how to do! Malverne Health & Wellness is prepared to demonstrate you how to do this worthy move as part of your Malverne chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Malverne Health & Wellness uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not stop. 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 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 Malverne chiropractic visit soon. We help our Malverne workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Malverne Health & Wellness 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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