Once you feel
low back pain, you do not want to feel it again.
Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition,
yet life goes on and carries you with it. Pain
lessens. You begin moving and performing
what you did prior. Your
activities of daily life get finished. On occasions,
it takes a little longer to return to the activities
and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help
with these residual issues of Pensacola back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of
extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in back pain patients and healthy control volunteers. The researchers
evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As
far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types decreased
lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients and
in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion
motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain,
and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another great
outcome!) Belts may allow for a slow
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center appreciates these additions to the healing process.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office
workers was done. Biomechanically, belt use in all three
groups (those with back pain who used either type of belt and those
who were healthy office workers) enhanced sit-to-stand
movement. For the back pain patients, belt use decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers suggested
that either type of belt may be beneficial in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center backs the use of tools that
keep our Pensacola back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with
our patients to design a Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not incorporate
a back belt and observe its use so that it
remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to healing.
USING A BACK
We do not
want you to fear using a back brace for a while. There is
some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described
in these papers. Know that Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will work with you and
your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be beneficial.
All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you enjoy.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He describes his
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for managing
spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these studies.
up your Pensacola chiropractic appointment
soon. Pensacola chiropractic care understands
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Pensacola back pain patients to know that there is hope,
there is a way, and there is a return to life and its activities via
tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.