“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic hears from Augusta chiropractic patients and others in Augusta who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Augusta back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent information on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works with each individual Augusta back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.
BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that wearing 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)
BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Augusta back pain patients to heal which is why Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic recommends 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 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% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.
BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic takes care of many Augusta stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes 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 says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Augusta back pain patients!
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Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Together, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and you will discover the answer to the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Augusta back pain.