Once 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.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
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.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
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
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.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
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.