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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation hears from Carrolltown chiropractic patients and others in Carrolltown who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Carrolltown back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent literature on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works with each individual Carrolltown back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular situation.


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace doesn’t decisively 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)


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Carrolltown back pain patients to heal which is why Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation suggests gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and causing pain. That’s where back belts come into play. 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 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation takes care of many Carrolltown stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and occasionally other problems 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 good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Carrolltown back pain patients!

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