Lakeshore Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Lakeshore Chiropractic hears from Two Rivers chiropractic patients and others in Two Rivers who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Two Rivers back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The current information on using back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Lakeshore Chiropractic works with each individual Two Rivers back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Lakeshore Chiropractic has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace doesn’t conclusively 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)


Lakeshore Chiropractic promotes activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Two Rivers back pain patients to heal which is why Lakeshore Chiropractic suggests gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking 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 decreased 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 discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Lakeshore Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Lakeshore Chiropractic treats many Two Rivers stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers 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 meaningful 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 worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Two Rivers back pain patients!

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