Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hears from West Des Moines chiropractic patients and others in West Des Moines who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing West Des Moines back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from practitioner to practitioner. The recent information on using back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works with each individual West Des Moines back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular condition.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has heard the worry 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 reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most West Des Moines back pain patients to heal which is why Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recommends 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 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 3 months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hosts many West Des Moines stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and sometimes 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 significant 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 friends for West Des Moines back pain patients!

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Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Together, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is right for you while recovering from West Des Moines back pain.

West Des Moines back pain sufferers wearing back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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