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Chiropractic Care Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Chiropractic Care hears from Chicago chiropractic patients and others in Chicago who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Chicago back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current literature on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Chiropractic Care consults with each individual Chicago back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular situation.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Chiropractic Care has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace does not decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased 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

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

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Chiropractic Care hosts many Chicago stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and sometimes other issues for which a back support is valuable. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace produced reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and significant improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Chicago back pain patients!

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Schedule a Chicago chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Care today. Together, Chiropractic Care and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is suitable for you while recovering from Chicago back pain.

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