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Malverne Health & Wellness Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Malverne Health & Wellness hears from Malverne chiropractic patients and others in Malverne who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Malverne back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The recent information on wearing back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness works with each individual Malverne back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


Malverne Health & Wellness has heard the concern 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 increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Malverne Health & Wellness promotes activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Malverne back pain patients to heal which is why Malverne Health & Wellness recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned 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 3 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) Malverne Health & Wellness likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Malverne Health & Wellness treats many Malverne stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis provokes 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 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 good clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Malverne back pain patients!

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