Groton 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 tasks? What do you do when you have to move a heavy package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office proposes back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also propose self-controlled activities to Groton 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 intention of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back belt use to prevent low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt utilization 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 Groton back pain sufferers, the back belt offers 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 Groton back pain specialist at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Groton 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 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of increasing spine stiffness to restrict spine displacement before doing 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 limited at the majority of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is eager to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Groton chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office presents a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just won’t 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 Groton chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Groton workers and weekend warriors prevent and recover from spine pain. 

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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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