Buffalo, NY 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? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! The Novelli Wellness Center recommends back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also propose self-controlled actions to Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers to safeguard 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 aim of reducing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back brace 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 use by asymptomatic workers. In this circumstance, the back belt is not for everyone. Now for Buffalo, NY 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) Deciding whether to use a belt or not is where your Buffalo, NY back pain specialist at The Novelli Wellness Center comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Buffalo, NY back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed individually. Having all workers wear a back brace to try to decrease back pain for a few doesn’t 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-monitored, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding job. 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 activated 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! The Novelli Wellness Center is prepared to show you how to do this worthy movement as part of your Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

The Novelli Wellness Center uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those times 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 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 value 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit soon. We help our Buffalo, NY workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
The Novelli Wellness 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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