“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Young Chiropractic hears from Easley chiropractic patients and others in Easley who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Easley back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent information on using back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. Young Chiropractic works with each individual Easley back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.
BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE
Young Chiropractic has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that wearing a back brace does not conclusively 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
Young Chiropractic promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Easley back pain patients to heal which is why Young Chiropractic suggests gentle, tolerable movement 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 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 discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Young Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.
BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN
Young Chiropractic hosts many Easley stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis provokes 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 showed 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 worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Easley back pain patients!
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Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic today. Together, Young Chiropractic and you will discover the answer to the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Easley back pain.