Minster Chiropractic Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Minster Chiropractic Center hears from Minster chiropractic patients and others in Minster who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Minster back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current information on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Minster Chiropractic Center works with each individual Minster back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Minster Chiropractic Center has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that wearing a back brace does not conclusively 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)


Minster Chiropractic Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Minster back pain patients to heal which is why Minster Chiropractic Center suggests gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing pain. That’s 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 three months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Minster Chiropractic Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Minster Chiropractic Center treats many Minster stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on 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 meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Minster back pain patients!

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