Back And Neck Care Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Back And Neck Care Center hears from Severna Park chiropractic patients and others in Severna Park who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Severna Park back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from practitioner to practitioner. The current literature on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Back And Neck Care Center consults with each individual Severna Park back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


Back And Neck Care Center has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace does not conclusively 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 And Neck Care Center encourages activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Severna Park back pain patients to recover which is why Back And Neck Care Center encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That is where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Back And Neck Care Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Back And Neck Care Center takes care of many Severna Park stenosis patients every day! 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 Severna Park back pain patients!

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Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic appointment at Back And Neck Care Center today. Together, Back And Neck Care Center and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while recovering from Severna Park back pain.

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