Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

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


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that wearing a back brace does not decisively 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)


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Eugene back pain patients to recover which is why Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That is where back belts become useful. 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% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many Eugene stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on 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 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Eugene back pain patients!

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