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.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
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.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
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.
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 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.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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.
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.