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Auburn 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 need to move a weighty package? Get the back brace or brace yourself? The “brace yourself” alternative may be the better approach! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. recommends back braces for back pain patients who may be helped by their support. We also suggest self-controlled activities to Auburn back pain sufferers to safeguard the spine when its use is required (moving boxes, digging holes, raking, etc.)


Asymptomatic workers were directed to wear back belts at work with the intention of lessening low back pain or injury. 1380 published medical studies were considered. Reviewers found no consistent evidence for back belt use to stop low back pain or occupational back pain in workers. Absenteeism wasn’t decreased with back belt wearing 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 Auburn 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 Auburn back pain specialist at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. comes in to figure out what is best for each back pain sufferer. Each Auburn back pain sufferer – office worker, factory worker, family manager, etc. - is distinctive and must be addressed 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 is a self-regulated, pre-activity motion, a deliberate way of increasing spine stiffness to restrict 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 decreased 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 the majority of lumbar spine levels when challenging trunk flexion demands are encountered with abdominal bracing. (2) It’s worth knowing how to do! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is prepared to show you how to do this worthy move as part of your Auburn chiropractic treatment plan!


Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 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!

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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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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