Once you experience
low back pain, you don’t want to experience it again.
Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition,
yet life marches forward and carries you with it. Pain
lessens. You get moving and performing
what you did prior. Your
activities of daily life get finished. 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 Largo back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of
extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in back pain patients and healthy control volunteers. The researchers
checked for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As
far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types decreased
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 benefit!) Belts may permit for a slow
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or retain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates these additions to the healing process.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office
workers was performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all the
groups (those with back pain who used either type of belt and those
who were healthy office workers) benefitted sit-to-stand
movement. For the back pain patients, belt use decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed
that either type of belt may be beneficial in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc backs the use of tools that
keep our Largo back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and mobile. We work with
our patients to create a Largo chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not incorporate
a back belt and observe its use so that it
remains a beneficial tool and not a hindrance to healing.
USING A BACK
We do not
want you to fear using a back brace for a time. There is
some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as shown
in these studies. Know that Hollstrom & Associates 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.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc
with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He describes his
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for treating
spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test described in these studies.
Make your Largo chiropractic appointment
now. Largo chiropractic care gets
the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Largo back pain patients to realize that there is hope,
there is a way, and there is a return to life and its activities via
tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.