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Johnson Chiropractic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Johnson Chiropractic hears from Richmond chiropractic patients and others in Richmond who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Richmond back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The present literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Johnson Chiropractic consults with each individual Richmond back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular condition.


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


Johnson Chiropractic promotes activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Richmond back pain patients to heal which is why Johnson Chiropractic encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That’s where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt improves 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 three months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Johnson Chiropractic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Johnson Chiropractic hosts many Richmond stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on 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 showed reduced lordosis (spine curvature) and meaningful improvement in walking distance of at least 30% improvement in 82% of the patients. (7) 30% is a respectable clinical outcome! Medicine says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Richmond back pain patients!

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