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Chiropractic Associates Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Chiropractic Associates hears from Preston chiropractic patients and others in Preston who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Preston back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The recent literature on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Chiropractic Associates works with each individual Preston back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.


Chiropractic Associates has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace doesn’t conclusively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Chiropractic Associates encourages activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Preston back pain patients to recover which is why Chiropractic Associates recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing 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 decreased pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for 3 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) Chiropractic Associates likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Chiropractic Associates treats many Preston stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and sometimes 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 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 Preston back pain patients!

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Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Associates today. Together, Chiropractic Associates and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is suitable for you while healing from Preston back pain.

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