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Tonawanda Back Pain Recovery and Movement Helped with Back Belts

Once you feel low back pain, you don’t want to feel it again. Back pain, though, is not commonly a one and done condition, yet life marches forward and carries you with it. Pain diminishes. You start moving and performing what you did prior.  Your activities of daily life get finished. On occasions, it takes a little longer to get back to the activities and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may come in handy with these residual issues of Tonawanda back pain.


A study of material handlers with back pain compared the use of extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain patients. The researchers evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types reduced lumbar spine range of motion the same in low back pain patients and in healthy volunteers performing small and deep trunk flexion motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain, and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another great outcome!) Belts may permit for a steady return to physical work activities to prevent disability or maintain the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation appreciates these additions to the healing process. 


Another study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office workers was performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all three groups (those with back pain who wore either type of belt and those who were healthy office workers) benefitted sit-to-stand movement. For the back pain patients, belt use reduced pain intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers suggested that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy office workers. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation backs the use of tools that keep our Tonawanda back pain patients active and mobile and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with our patients to design a Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not incorporate a back belt and watch its use so that it remains a beneficial tool and not a deterrent to healing.


We don’t want you to fear using a back belt for a time. There is some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as described in these papers. Know that Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will work with you and your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be beneficial. All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you enjoy.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for treating spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test is the sit-to-stand test described in these papers.

Set up your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today. Tonawanda chiropractic care gets the desire to not ever feel back pain again. We want our Tonawanda back pain patients to realize that there is hope, there is help, and there is a return to life and its activities with tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan alongside spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc. 

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers backing for the benefit of back belts for back pain sufferers as they resume activities of daily living. 
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