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 Novelli Wellness Center hears from Orchard Park, NY chiropractic patients and others in Orchard Park, NY who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Orchard Park, 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. Novelli Wellness Center consults with each individual Orchard Park, NY back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


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)


Novelli Wellness Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Orchard Park, NY back pain patients to recover which is why 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) Novelli Wellness Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Novelli Wellness Center treats many Orchard Park, 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 Orchard Park, NY back pain patients!

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

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