Once you experience
low back pain, you don’t want to experience it again.
Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition,
yet life marches forward and carries you with it. Pain
lessens. You start moving and performing
what you did before. Your
activities of daily life get done. On occasions,
it takes a bit longer to get back to the activities
and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help
with these lingering issues of New Roads back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
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
evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As
far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types reduced
lumbar spine range of motion equally in low back pain patients and
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 slow
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 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 decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed
that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center backs the use of tools that
keep our New Roads back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and mobile. We work with
our patients to create a New Roads chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not incorporate
a back brace and watch its use so that it
remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to healing.
USING A BACK
We do not
want you to fear using a back belt for a while. There is
some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described
in these studies. Know that New Roads Chiropractic Center 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.
New Roads Chiropractic Center
with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses his
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for treating
spinal stenosis and related balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test described in these studies.
up your New Roads chiropractic appointment
today. New Roads chiropractic care understands
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
New Roads back pain patients to realize 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 alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.