Hutter Chiropractic Office Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Hutter Chiropractic Office hears from Groton chiropractic patients and others in Groton who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Groton back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The current information on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Hutter Chiropractic Office consults with each individual Groton back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Hutter Chiropractic Office has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using 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 reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Hutter Chiropractic Office promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Groton back pain patients to heal which is why Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That’s where back belts become useful. 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 3 months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Hutter Chiropractic Office likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Hutter Chiropractic Office hosts many Groton stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and sometimes other problems for which a back support is valuable. 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 says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Groton back pain patients!

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