Baton Rouge 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 must relocate a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Baton Rouge back pain sufferers to protect the spine when its use is required (hefting 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 aim of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back belt use to stop 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 situation, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers, the back belt has benefits. 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 Baton Rouge back pain specialist at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Baton Rouge back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an effort to decrease back pain for a few doesn’t work as this paper demonstrates that a back brace may work for some but not all.

ABDOMINAL BRACING MAY WORK BETTER

Abdominal bracing is a self-controlled, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to restrict spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. It appears 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) 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 most of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready to demonstrate you how to do this worthy movement as part of your Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times when the back pain just won’t stop. When work duties or chores leave your spine - cervical, thoracic or lumbar - hurting, The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management combines 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Baton Rouge workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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