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Vancouver Disc Centers Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Vancouver Disc Centers hears from Vancouver chiropractic patients and others in Vancouver who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Vancouver back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The current literature on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Vancouver Disc Centers consults with each individual Vancouver 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

Vancouver Disc Centers has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that wearing a back brace doesn’t 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)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

Vancouver Disc Centers encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Vancouver back pain patients to recover which is why Vancouver Disc Centers encourages 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 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 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Vancouver Disc Centers likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Vancouver Disc Centers takes care of many Vancouver stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces 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 good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Vancouver back pain patients!

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Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Disc Centers today. Together, Vancouver Disc Centers and you will discover the answer to the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Vancouver back pain.

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