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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hears from Sitka chiropractic patients and others in Sitka who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Sitka back supports has been controversial in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current information on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka works with each individual Sitka back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular situation.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates 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 decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka promotes activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Sitka back pain patients to recover which is why Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves 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 aided 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats many Sitka stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes back pain and occasionally other issues for which a back support is beneficial. 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 Sitka back pain patients!

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