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Fort Wayne Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

January 21, 2022

Once you feel low back pain, you don’t want to experience it again. Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition, yet life goes on and takes you with it. Pain lessens. You begin moving and performing what you did before.  Your activities of daily life get done. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to get back to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may come in handy with these lingering issues of Fort Wayne back pain.


One study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain patients. The researchers evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types reduced lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients as in healthy volunteers doing small and deep trunk flexion motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain, and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another great outcome!) Belts may allow for a slow return to physical work activities to avert disability or maintain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates these additions to the healing process. 


Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was done. 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 suggested that either type of belt may be helpful in activities of daily living of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc backs 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 include a back brace and monitor its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to healing.


We don’t want you to fear using a back belt 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 of value. All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you enjoy.

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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 described in these studies.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. Fort Wayne chiropractic care understands 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 with tools like back belts integrated into a treatment plan alongside spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers support for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living.