Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hears from Manchester chiropractic patients and others in Manchester who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Manchester back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The present information on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries consults with each individual Manchester back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests 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 reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Manchester back pain patients to recover which is why Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking 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 experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hosts many Manchester stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and sometimes other issues for which a back support is beneficial. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace showed reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a good clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Manchester back pain patients!

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Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Together, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Manchester back pain.

 
Manchester back pain sufferers wearing back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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