Layden Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Layden Chiropractic hears from Plainville chiropractic patients and others in Plainville who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Plainville back supports has been deliberated 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. Layden Chiropractic consults with each individual Plainville back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Layden Chiropractic has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using 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)


Layden Chiropractic encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Plainville back pain patients to heal which is why Layden Chiropractic recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That’s where back belts come into play. 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 three months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Layden Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Layden Chiropractic hosts many Plainville stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and occasionally other issues 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 meaningful 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 Plainville back pain patients!

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Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment at Layden Chiropractic today. Together, Layden Chiropractic and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is right for you while recovering from Plainville back pain.

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