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Wilson Family Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Wilson Family Chiropractic hears from Millville chiropractic patients and others in Millville who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Millville back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent information on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Wilson Family Chiropractic works with each individual Millville back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Wilson Family Chiropractic has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that wearing a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Wilson Family Chiropractic promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Millville back pain patients to heal which is why Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 3 months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Wilson Family Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Wilson Family Chiropractic hosts many Millville stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis produces 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Millville back pain patients!

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Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment at Wilson Family Chiropractic today. Together, Wilson Family Chiropractic and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while healing from Millville back pain.

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