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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Soft Health and Healing Clinic hears from Brooks chiropractic patients and others in Brooks who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Brooks back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current information on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic works with each individual Brooks back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


Soft Health and Healing Clinic has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace doesn’t conclusively 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)


Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Brooks back pain patients to recover which is why Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 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 effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Soft Health and Healing Clinic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Soft Health and Healing Clinic hosts many Brooks stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and sometimes other problems 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 significant improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a good clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Brooks back pain patients!

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Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Together, Soft Health and Healing Clinic and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while healing from Brooks back pain.

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