Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center hears from Pensacola chiropractic patients and others in Pensacola who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Pensacola back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from doctor to doctor. The current information on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works with each individual Pensacola back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Pensacola back pain patients to recover which is why Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center takes care of many Pensacola stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and occasionally other issues for which a back support is valuable. 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 helpers for Pensacola back pain patients!

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