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Manahawkin Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

Once you experience low back pain, you do not want to experience it again. Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition, yet life marches forward and carries you with it. Pain diminishes. You get moving and performing what you did before.  Your activities of daily life get done. Sometimes, it takes a bit 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 Manahawkin back pain.


A study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain patients. The researchers evaluated 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 steady return to physical work activities to prevent disability or sustain the motion of these activities after a low back pain event. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center appreciates these additions to the healing process. 


Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was done. Biomechanically, belt use in all three groups (those with back pain who wore either type of belt and those who were healthy office workers) enhanced sit-to-stand movement. For the back pain patients, belt use reduced pain intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers suggested that either type of belt may be beneficial in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center favors the use of tools that keep our Manahawkin back pain patients active and mobile and confident in their ability to be active and mobile. We work with our patients to create a Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include a back belt and watch its use so that it remains a helpful tool and not a hindrance to recovery.


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 papers. Know that Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 like.

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Listen to this PODCAST 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.

Set up your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment now. Manahawkin chiropractic care understands the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Manahawkin back pain patients to know that there is hope, there is a way, and there is a return to life and its activities with tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan with spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers backing for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
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