Satterwhite Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Satterwhite Chiropractic hears from Oxford chiropractic patients and others in Oxford who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Oxford back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The present literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic consults with each individual Oxford back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Satterwhite Chiropractic has heard the idea 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 increased 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

Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Oxford back pain patients to recover which is why Satterwhite Chiropractic suggests gentle, tolerable activity 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 aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Satterwhite Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Satterwhite Chiropractic hosts many Oxford stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Oxford back pain patients!

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

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