Once you feel
low back pain, you don’t want to feel it again.
Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition,
yet life goes on and carries you with it. Pain
lessens. You start moving and doing
what you did before. Your
activities of daily life get done. Sometimes,
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.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of
extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain
patients. 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 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 benefit!) Belts may allow for a gradual
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or sustain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Spine & Sports 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 performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all three
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 reduced 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center backs 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 incorporate
a back brace and monitor its use so that it
remains a helpful tool and not a deterrent to healing.
USING A BACK
We do not
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 described
in these studies. Know that Spine & Sports Rehab Center will work with you and
your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be of value.
All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you enjoy.
Spine & Sports 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 treating
spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these papers.
up 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 incorporated into a treatment plan with
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.