Buffalo, NY Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

Once you experience low back pain, you don’t want to feel it again. Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition, yet life goes on and takes you with it. Pain diminishes. You start moving and performing what you did before.  Your activities of daily life get finished. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to get back to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help with these residual issues of Buffalo, NY back pain.

BACK BELTS FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST

One study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain patients. The researchers evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types decreased lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients as in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain, and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another great outcome!) Belts may allow for a slow return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center appreciates these additions to the healing process. 

BACK BELTS FOR OFFICE WORKERS

Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was done. Biomechanically, belt use in all three groups (those with back pain who used either type of belt and those who were healthy office workers) enhanced sit-to-stand movement. For the back pain patients, belt use reduced pain intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center backs the use of tools that keep our Buffalo, NY back pain patients active and moving and confident in their ability to be active and mobile. We work with our patients to create a Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not involve a back brace and observe its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to healing.

USING A BACK BELT

We don’t want you to fear using a back belt for a time. There is some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described in these studies. Know that The Novelli Wellness Center will work with you and your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be of value. All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you enjoy.

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He describes his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for treating spinal stenosis and related balance issues for which one test is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these papers.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Buffalo, NY chiropractic care gets the wanting to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Buffalo, NY back pain patients to realize that there is hope, there is help, and there is a return to life and its activities via tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan alongside spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

The Novelli Wellness Center offers support for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
 
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