Once you feel
low back pain, you don’t want to feel it again.
Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition,
yet life goes on and carries you with it. Pain
lessens. You begin moving and doing
what you did before. Your
activities of daily life get done. Sometimes,
it takes a little longer to return to the activities
and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help
with these residual issues of Williamson back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of
extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in back pain patients and healthy control volunteers. The researchers
checked for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As
far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types decreased
lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients as
in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion
motions. (Yay!) Both belts also decreased pain, the fear of pain,
and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another great
outcome!) Belts may allow for a slow
return to physical work activities to avert disability or retain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic appreciates these additions to the healing process.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office
workers was performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all the
groups (those with back pain who used either type of belt and those
who were healthy office workers) benefitted sit-to-stand
movement. For the back pain patients, belt use decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed
that either type of belt may be beneficial in activities of
daily living of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic backs the use of tools that
keep our Williamson back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with
our patients to design a Williamson chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include
a back brace and observe its use so that it
remains a helpful tool and not a deterrent to recovery.
USING A BACK
want you to fear using a back brace for a time. There is
some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described
in these studies. Know that Apple Country Chiropractic will work with you and
your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be beneficial.
All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you like.
Apple Country Chiropractic
with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He describes his
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for managing
spinal stenosis and related balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these studies.
Make your Williamson chiropractic appointment
today. Williamson chiropractic care gets
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Williamson back pain patients to realize that there is hope,
there is help, and there is a return to life and its activities via
tools like back belts integrated into a treatment plan alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.