The Novelli Wellness Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question The Novelli Wellness Center hears from Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients and others in Buffalo, NY who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Buffalo, NY back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from practitioner to practitioner. The present literature on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. The Novelli Wellness Center consults with each individual Buffalo, NY back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

The Novelli Wellness Center has heard the concern 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 increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

The Novelli Wellness Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Buffalo, NY back pain patients to recover which is why The Novelli Wellness Center encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. 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 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) The Novelli Wellness Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

The Novelli Wellness Center treats many Buffalo, NY stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers 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 good clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Buffalo, NY back pain patients!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment at The Novelli Wellness Center today. Together, The Novelli Wellness Center and you will answer the question of whether you should wear a back support while healing from Buffalo, NY back pain.

 
Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers using back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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