Cross Chiropractic Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Cross Chiropractic Center hears from Sandy Springs chiropractic patients and others in Sandy Springs who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Sandy Springs back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from practitioner to practitioner. The present information on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center consults with each individual Sandy Springs back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.


Cross Chiropractic Center has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests 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 decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Cross Chiropractic Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Sandy Springs back pain patients to heal which is why Cross Chiropractic Center recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces decreased 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% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Cross Chiropractic Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Cross Chiropractic Center treats many Sandy Springs stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis brings on back pain and sometimes other issues for which a back support is beneficial. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace showed reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and meaningful 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 worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Sandy Springs back pain patients!

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