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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hears from Colorado Springs chiropractic patients and others in Colorado Springs who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Colorado Springs back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from doctor to doctor. The recent literature on wearing back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they have back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR works with each individual Colorado Springs back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace does not 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

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Colorado Springs back pain patients to recover which is why The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That’s 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 three months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR takes care of many Colorado Springs stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis brings on back pain and sometimes 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 good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Colorado Springs back pain patients!

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Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Together, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while recovering from Colorado Springs back pain.

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