Wear a Back Support
Now back pain patients may benefit from wearing a lumbar support belt. New research shows that a lumbar support belt doesn’t necessarily cause muscle weakness but rather improves walking distance ability for spinal stenosis patients with intermittent claudication, reduces pain and fear of pain, decreases use of pain medications, and increases muscle strength, flexibility, and activities of daily living. All good! Your chiropractor carefully considers the use of a back brace for each individual back pain patient as he or she heals, knowing the benefits back braces may provide along the way.