Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center hears from Paramus chiropractic patients and others in Paramus who feel pain from back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Paramus back supports has been deliberated in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The present information on using back supports suggests that it’s worthwhile and beneficial to use one for many when they have back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center works with each individual Paramus back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that using a back brace doesn’t conclusively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts improved muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as decreased pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center promotes activity while healing mixed with rest as necessary. Long gone are the days of passive bedrest for most Paramus back pain patients to heal which is why Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center recommends gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be worried about moving and evoking pain. That’s where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt improves 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 three months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center takes care of many Paramus stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and occasionally other issues 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 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 Paramus back pain patients!

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Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Together, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center and you will discover the answer to the question of whether a back support is suitable for you while healing from Paramus back pain.

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