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Baton Rouge Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

January 21, 2022

Once you feel low back pain, you don’t want to experience it again. Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition, yet life marches forward and takes you with it. Pain lessens. You get moving and doing what you did prior.  Your activities of daily life get finished. On occasions, it takes a bit longer to get back to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help with these residual issues of Baton Rouge back pain.


A 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 reduced lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients as in healthy volunteers performing 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 steady return to physical work activities to prevent disability or maintain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers appreciates these additions to the healing process. 


Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all the groups (those with back pain who wore 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 proposed that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers favors the use of tools that keep our Baton Rouge back pain patients active and moving and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with our patients to design a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include a back brace and monitor its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a deterrent to recovery.


We don’t want you to fear using a back brace for a time. There is some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as shown in these studies. Know that Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for treating spinal stenosis and related balance issues for which one test is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these studies.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. Baton Rouge chiropractic care gets the wanting to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Baton Rouge back pain patients to realize that there is hope, there is a way, and there is a return to life and its activities via tools like back belts integrated into a treatment plan alongside spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers backing for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living.