Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology hears from Plymouth chiropractic patients and others in Plymouth who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Using Plymouth back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The recent information on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology consults with each individual Plymouth back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that wearing a back brace does not conclusively 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)


Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Plymouth back pain patients to heal which is why Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology suggests gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That is where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology treats many Plymouth stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and sometimes other issues for which a back support is beneficial. Having spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication wear a low back brace produced 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 Plymouth back pain patients!

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Plymouth back pain sufferers using back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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