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New Roads Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

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.


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 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. 


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 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.


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.

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Listen to this PODCAST 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.

Set 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. 

New Roads Chiropractic Center offers backing for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
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