Apple Country Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Apple Country Chiropractic hears from Williamson chiropractic patients and others in Williamson who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Williamson back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from practitioner to practitioner. The current literature on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic works with each individual Williamson back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Apple Country Chiropractic has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

Apple Country Chiropractic encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Williamson back pain patients to heal which is why Apple Country Chiropractic encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing pain. That’s where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces reduced pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Apple Country Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Apple Country Chiropractic takes care of many Williamson stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and sometimes other problems for which a back support is valuable. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace showed reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Williamson back pain patients!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic appointment at Apple Country Chiropractic today. Together, Apple Country Chiropractic and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while recovering from Williamson back pain.

 
Williamson back pain sufferers wearing back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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