Once you experience
low back pain, you do not 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
diminishes. You start moving and doing
what you did prior. Your
activities of daily life get finished. Sometimes,
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 residual issues of Burlington and Hamilton 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
checked 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 as
in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion
motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain,
and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another benefit!) Belts may allow for a steady
return to physical work activities to avert disability or maintain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Spinal Care Clinic 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) benefitted sit-to-stand
movement. For the back pain patients, belt use decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers suggested
that either type of belt may be beneficial in activities of
daily living of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Spinal Care Clinic backs the use of tools that
keep our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and mobile. We work with
our patients to create a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include
a back brace and watch its use so that it
remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to recovery.
USING A BACK
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 Spinal Care Clinic 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 enjoy.
Spinal Care Clinic
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 associated balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test described in these papers.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
now. Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care gets
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Burlington and Hamilton 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 incorporated into a treatment plan alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.