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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. hears from Auburn chiropractic patients and others in Auburn who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Auburn back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from practitioner to practitioner. The present information on wearing back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. works with each individual Auburn back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.

BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using 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)

BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Auburn back pain patients to recover which is why Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That’s where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces decreased pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for three months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.

BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. treats many Auburn stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and sometimes 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 finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Auburn back pain patients!

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Schedule a Auburn chiropractic appointment at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today. Together, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while recovering from Auburn back pain.

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