Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation hears from Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and others in Baton Rouge who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Baton Rouge back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from doctor to doctor. The recent information on using back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation works with each individual Baton Rouge back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates 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 decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Baton Rouge back pain patients to recover which is why Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 three months aided 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation treats many Baton Rouge stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and occasionally other issues 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 meaningful 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 worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Baton Rouge back pain patients!

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Together, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and you will discover the answer to the question of whether you should wear a back support while recovering from Baton Rouge back pain.

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