Spine & Sports Rehab Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Spine & Sports Rehab Center hears from Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and others in Baton Rouge who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Baton Rouge back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The present literature on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center consults with each individual Baton Rouge back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.


Spine & Sports Rehab Center has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that wearing 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)


Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Baton Rouge back pain patients to recover which is why Spine & Sports Rehab Center recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts come into play. 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 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Spine & Sports Rehab Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Spine & Sports Rehab Center treats many Baton Rouge stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and occasionally other problems for which a back support is valuable. 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 finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Baton Rouge back pain patients!

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Together, Spine & Sports Rehab Center and you will answer the question of whether a back support is suitable for you while healing from Baton Rouge back pain.

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