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New Roads Chiropractic Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question New Roads Chiropractic Center hears from New Roads chiropractic patients and others in New Roads who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing New Roads back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from practitioner to practitioner. The present information on wearing back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center consults with each individual New Roads back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


New Roads Chiropractic Center has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace doesn’t 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)


New Roads Chiropractic Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most New Roads back pain patients to recover which is why New Roads Chiropractic Center encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing 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 reduced pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for 3 months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) New Roads Chiropractic Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


New Roads Chiropractic Center treats many New Roads stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and sometimes other problems for which a back support is beneficial. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace produced 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 finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for New Roads back pain patients!

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New Roads back pain sufferers using back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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