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Spinal Care Clinic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Spinal Care Clinic hears from Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients and others in Burlington and Hamilton who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Burlington and Hamilton back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current literature on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they have back pain. Spinal Care Clinic consults with each individual Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Spinal Care Clinic has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that wearing a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

Spinal Care Clinic promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients to heal which is why Spinal Care Clinic suggests gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That’s 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 aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Spinal Care Clinic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Spinal Care Clinic treats many Burlington and Hamilton stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and occasionally 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 significant improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients!

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Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment at Spinal Care Clinic today. Together, Spinal Care Clinic and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Burlington and Hamilton back pain.

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