Once you feel
low back pain, you do not want to feel 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 begin moving and doing
what you did prior. Your
activities of daily life get done. On occasions,
it takes a little longer to get back to the activities
and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may come in handy
with these residual issues of Manchester back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain assessed 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 decreased
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 benefit!) Belts may allow for a slow
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all three
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 suggested
that either type of belt may be beneficial in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries backs the use of tools that
keep our Manchester back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with
our patients to design a Manchester chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include
a back brace and watch its use so that it
remains a beneficial 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 papers. Know that Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will work with you and
your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be of value.
All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you like.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 managing
spinal stenosis and related balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these papers.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment
today. Manchester chiropractic care gets
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Manchester 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.