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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville hears from St. Francisville chiropractic patients and others in St. Francisville who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using St. Francisville back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current literature on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works with each individual St. Francisville back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes 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 decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most St. Francisville back pain patients to recover which is why Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That’s where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville treats many St. Francisville stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and occasionally 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 finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for St. Francisville back pain patients!

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Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Together, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while healing from St. Francisville back pain.

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