Paramus 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 move a heavy package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the superior approach! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Paramus back pain sufferers to safeguard 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 decreasing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers uncovered no consistent evidence for back belt use to avoid 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 circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Paramus 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 Paramus back pain specialist at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center comes in to determine what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Paramus 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 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to limit spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. It appears to work according to researchers! Abdominal bracing is individually 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 sudden trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is prepared to demonstrate you how to do this worthy step as part of your Paramus chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just won’t 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 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 Paramus chiropractic visit soon. We help our Paramus workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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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