Moses Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Moses Chiropractic hears from West Palm Beach chiropractic patients and others in West Palm Beach who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using West Palm Beach back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The current information on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Moses Chiropractic works with each individual West Palm Beach back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Moses Chiropractic has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that wearing a back brace doesn’t conclusively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased 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

Moses Chiropractic encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most West Palm Beach back pain patients to heal which is why Moses Chiropractic encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing pain. That’s where back belts come into play. 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) Moses Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Moses Chiropractic takes care of many West Palm Beach stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis brings on back pain and occasionally other problems for which a back support is valuable. 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for West Palm Beach back pain patients!

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Moses Chiropractic today. Together, Moses Chiropractic and you will discover the answer to the question of whether you should wear a back support while recovering from West Palm Beach back pain.

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