“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Moriarty Chiropractic hears from Nashua chiropractic patients and others in Nashua who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Nashua back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic consults with each individual Nashua back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.
BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE
Moriarty Chiropractic has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that using a back brace does not decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)
BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY
Moriarty Chiropractic promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Nashua back pain patients to heal which is why Moriarty Chiropractic encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing pain. That’s 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 three months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.
BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN
Moriarty Chiropractic takes care of many Nashua stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on back pain and occasionally other issues 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Nashua back pain patients!
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Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic today. Together, Moriarty Chiropractic and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while healing from Nashua back pain.