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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Manahawkin Chiropractic Center hears from Manahawkin chiropractic patients and others in Manahawkin who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Manahawkin back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from doctor to doctor. The current literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center consults with each individual Manahawkin back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that wearing a back brace doesn’t conclusively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Manahawkin back pain patients to recover which is why Manahawkin Chiropractic Center recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt betters the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces decreased pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for three months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center treats many Manahawkin stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis produces back pain and sometimes 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 significant improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Manahawkin back pain patients!

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Manahawkin back pain sufferers using back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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