Palmer Chiropractic Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Palmer Chiropractic Center hears from Lynchburg chiropractic patients and others in Lynchburg who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Lynchburg back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The present information on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. Palmer Chiropractic Center consults with each individual Lynchburg back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Palmer Chiropractic Center has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates 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 reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Lynchburg back pain patients to recover which is why Palmer Chiropractic Center recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking 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 aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Palmer Chiropractic Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Palmer Chiropractic Center takes care of many Lynchburg stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis produces 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 produced reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Lynchburg back pain patients!

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