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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

September 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 suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Fort Wayne back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from practitioner to practitioner. The current literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc consults with each individual Fort Wayne back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that using a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Fort Wayne back pain patients to heal which is why Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc suggests gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces reduced 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% less 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.


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc takes care of many Fort Wayne stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and occasionally 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 respectable 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!

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Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Together, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is right for you while recovering from Fort Wayne back pain.

Fort Wayne back pain sufferers wearing back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing.