Fort Wayne Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts01/21/2022Once you feel low back pain, you do not want to feel it again. Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition, yet life marches forward and takes you with it. Pain lessens. You start moving and performing what you did before. Your activities of daily life get finished. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to return to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may help with these lingering issues of Fort Wayne back pain. BACK BELTS FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST One study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in back pain patients and healthy control volunteers. The researchers checked for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types reduced lumbar spine range of motion equally in low back pain patients as in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion motions. (Yay!) Both belts also decreased pain, the fear of pain, and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another benefit!) Belts may allow for a gradual return to physical work activities to avert disability or retain the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 performed. 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 decreased pain intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed that either type of belt may be beneficial in activities of daily living of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc favors the use of tools that keep our Fort Wayne back pain patients active and mobile and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with our patients to design a Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not incorporate a back brace and monitor its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a deterrent to recovery. USING A BACK BELT We don’t want you to fear using a back brace for a time. There is some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described in these studies. Know that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will work with you and your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be beneficial. All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you like. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for managing spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test is the sit-to-stand test discussed in these papers. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Fort Wayne chiropractic care gets the wanting to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Fort Wayne back pain patients to know that there is hope, there is a way, and there is a return to life and its activities via tools like back belts integrated into a treatment plan with spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."