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Chiropractic Solutions Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Chiropractic Solutions hears from San Jose chiropractic patients and others in San Jose who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using San Jose back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent literature on wearing back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Chiropractic Solutions consults with each individual San Jose back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Chiropractic Solutions has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace doesn’t conclusively 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)


Chiropractic Solutions encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most San Jose back pain patients to heal which is why Chiropractic Solutions recommends 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 betters 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 discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Chiropractic Solutions likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Chiropractic Solutions takes care of many San Jose stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and sometimes other problems for which a back support is valuable. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace showed 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 says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for San Jose back pain patients!

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