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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Hollstrom & Associates Inc hears from Largo chiropractic patients and others in Largo who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Largo back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The recent literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc works with each individual Largo back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Hollstrom & Associates Inc has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that wearing a back brace doesn’t 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)


Hollstrom & Associates Inc promotes activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most Largo back pain patients to recover which is why Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing 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 reduced 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 effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Hollstrom & Associates Inc likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Hollstrom & Associates Inc hosts many Largo stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and occasionally 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Largo back pain patients!

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Schedule a Largo chiropractic appointment at Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Together, Hollstrom & Associates Inc and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while healing from Largo back pain.

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