Disc Centers Of America Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Disc Centers Of America 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. Disc Centers Of America 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.


Disc Centers Of America 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)


Disc Centers Of America 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 Disc Centers Of America 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) Disc Centers Of America likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Disc Centers Of America 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!

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