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San Jose Chiropractic Incorporates Abdominal Bracing and Back Brace Wearing for Patients to Protect Their Spines

Daily laborer or weekend warrior…how to do prepare for spine-demanding chores? What do you do when you need to relocate a weighty box? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! Chiropractic Solutions proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to San Jose back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is required (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 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 wasn’t reduced with back belt use 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 San Jose 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 San Jose back pain specialist at Chiropractic Solutions comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each San Jose 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 reduce back pain for a few does not 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 constrain 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 restricted at most of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Chiropractic Solutions is eager to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your San Jose chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Chiropractic Solutions presents 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.

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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 be able to shovel snow!

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic visit soon. We help our San Jose workers and weekend warriors prevent and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Chiropractic Solutions 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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