West Palm Beach Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

Once you feel low back pain, you do not want to experience 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 West Palm Beach back pain.

BACK BELTS FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST

One study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in back pain patients and healthy control volunteers. 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 and in healthy volunteers performing 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 permit for a steady return to physical work activities to avert disability or retain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Moses Chiropractic appreciates these additions to the healing process. 

BACK BELTS FOR OFFICE WORKERS

Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was performed. 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 proposed that either type of belt may be helpful in activities of daily living of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Moses Chiropractic backs the use of tools that keep our West Palm Beach back pain patients active and moving and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with our patients to design a West Palm Beach 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 deterrent to healing.

USING A BACK BELT

We don’t 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 shown in these studies. Know that Moses Chiropractic 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.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He describes 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 discussed in these studies.

Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. West Palm Beach chiropractic care understands the wanting to not ever feel back pain again. We want our West Palm Beach 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 with spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Moses Chiropractic offers support for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
 
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