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Toronto 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 tasks? What do you do when you must move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the superior approach! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre proposes back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Toronto back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is demanded (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 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 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 Toronto 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 Toronto back pain specialist at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre comes in to determine what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Toronto back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be considered individually. Putting a back brace on all workers in an attempt to reduce 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 recent 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 stimulated all abdominal and back muscles. Flexion motion was limited at the majority of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is prepared to demonstrate you how to do this worthy movement as part of your Toronto chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan for those occasions when the back pain just will not stop. When work duties or chores leave 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 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 enable her to shovel snow!

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

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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