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Watertown Wellness Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Watertown Wellness Center hears from Watertown chiropractic patients and others in Watertown who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using Watertown back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The recent literature on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they experience back pain. Watertown Wellness Center works with each individual Watertown back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it pertains to his/her particular situation.


Watertown Wellness Center has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace does not 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)


Watertown Wellness Center encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Watertown back pain patients to recover which is why Watertown Wellness Center encourages gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That is 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 three months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Watertown Wellness Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Watertown Wellness Center hosts many Watertown stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on back pain and sometimes 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 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 worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Watertown back pain patients!

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Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center today. Together, Watertown Wellness Center and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is suitable for you while recovering from Watertown back pain.

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