Vancouver Spine Care Centre Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Vancouver Spine Care Centre hears from Vancouver chiropractic patients and others in Vancouver who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Vancouver back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from doctor to doctor. The current literature on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre works with each individual Vancouver back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


Vancouver Spine Care Centre has heard the idea 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)


Vancouver Spine Care Centre promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Vancouver back pain patients to recover which is why Vancouver Spine Care Centre suggests gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Vancouver Spine Care Centre likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Vancouver Spine Care Centre takes care of many Vancouver stenosis patients daily! 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 meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Vancouver back pain patients!

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