Severna Park Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

Once you feel low back pain, you don’t want to experience it again. Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition, yet life goes on and takes 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 bit longer to get back to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may come in handy with these lingering issues of Severna Park back pain.


One study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain patients. 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 permit for a steady return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Back And Neck Care Center appreciates these additions to the healing process. 


Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was done. Biomechanically, belt use in all the groups (those with back pain who wore either type of belt and those who were healthy office workers) enhanced sit-to-stand movement. For the back pain patients, belt use reduced pain intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers suggested that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Back And Neck Care Center favors the use of tools that keep our Severna Park back pain patients active and moving and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with our patients to design a Severna Park chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not involve a back belt and monitor its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a deterrent to healing.


We do not want you to fear using a back brace for a while. There is some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described in these studies. Know that Back And Neck Care Center will work with you and your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be of value. All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you like.

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Listen to this PODCAST 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 described in these studies.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. Severna Park chiropractic care gets the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Severna Park back pain patients to know that there is hope, there is help, and there is a return to life and its activities with tools like back belts integrated into a treatment plan with spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Back And Neck Care Center offers support for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
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