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Montreal 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 need to move a weighty box? Reach for the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” option may be the better approach! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic proposes back braces for back pain patients who may benefit from their support. We also suggest self-controlled actions to Montreal 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 told to wear back belts at work with the aim of decreasing low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. 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 wearing 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 Montreal 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) Deciding whether to use a belt or not is where your Montreal back pain specialist at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic comes in to figure out what is optimal for each back pain sufferer. Each Montreal back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be considered individually. Having all workers wear a back brace to try to decrease back pain for a few doesn’t 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-regulated, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of enhancing spine stiffness to constrain spine displacement before doing a spine-demanding task. It seems 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) 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 limited at most of lumbar spine levels when abrupt trunk flexion demands are met with abdominal bracing. (2) It is worth knowing how to do! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to show you how to do this worthy step as part of your Montreal chiropractic treatment plan!

SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS FOR BACK PAIN

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents 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 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 Montreal chiropractic appointment soon. We help our Montreal workers and weekend warriors avert and recover from spine pain. 

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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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