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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn hears from Ashburn chiropractic patients and others in Ashburn who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Ashburn back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion varies even from doctor to doctor. The present literature on using back supports suggests that there is value and benefit to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they have back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn consults with each individual Ashburn back pain sufferer to find the answer to the back support question as it relates to his/her particular situation.


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has heard the idea 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 reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Ashburn back pain patients to heal which is why Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and evoking pain. That’s where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 3 months helped 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn treats many Ashburn stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and occasionally 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 significant 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 Ashburn back pain patients!

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Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Together, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and you will answer the question of whether a back support is appropriate for you while recovering from Ashburn back pain.

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