Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal 09/11/2018“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc hears from Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and others in Fort Wayne who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Fort Wayne back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc works with each individual Fort Wayne back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular situation. BACK BRACES AND MUSCLE TONE Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that wearing a back brace does not decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2) BACK SUPPORTS AND CONFIDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Fort Wayne back pain patients to heal which is why Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts come into play. 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 experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive. BACK BRACES HELP STENOSIS PAIN Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc hosts many Fort Wayne stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and sometimes other problems for which a back support is beneficial. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace showed reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and significant 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 friends for Fort Wayne back pain patients! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Together, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while recovering from Fort Wayne back pain. « 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."