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Largo 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 chores? What do you do when you must move a weighty package? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! Hollstrom & Associates Inc proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Largo back pain sufferers to safeguard 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 directed to wear back belts at work with the aim of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were reviewed. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back belt use to avoid low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism was not decreased with back belt wearing 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 Largo back pain sufferers, the back belt offers 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 Largo back pain specialist at Hollstrom & Associates Inc comes in to determine what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Largo back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is unique and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers to try to decrease 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-controlled, pre-activity motion, a voluntary way of increasing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement ahead of a spine-demanding task. It seems 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) through 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 sudden trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Largo chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 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 recovered from her back pain episode with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and even be able to shovel snow!

Schedule your Largo chiropractic visit soon. We help our Largo workers and weekend warriors avert and recuperate from spine pain. 

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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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