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Has anyone used abdominal binders to decrease symptoms of prolapse, such as stomach spasms, or low back pain? If so, what kinds have you used, as there are quite a few styles out there?
Thanks for your ideas,
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Hello Jamie. I actually am going to answer my own post. Binders are not the appropriate treatment tool for prolapse issues such as spasms and low back pain. These symptoms should be evaluated by a physical therapist who specializes in the “pelvic canister”. These clinicians can assess the coordination of affected muscle groups. Weak spots can trigger spasms, or cause generalized pain. The pelvic canister (a sort of box of muscles for movements into different directions) can be interrupted with misfiring of some muscles and not others. If there is a protection response by the body, caused by the actual prolapsed structures or alterations post surgically, one group of muscles can become too strong and another too weak. This dis-coordination can be fixed through therapy, however, with a knowledgable clinician. These balances are tricky and can be hard to isolate. So, in summary, probably don’t use binders to cover up a coordination issue. Rather, address these symptoms with your physician and therapist.
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