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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre hears from Toronto chiropractic patients and others in Toronto who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Toronto back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider. The current information on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre works with each individual Toronto back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular condition.


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has heard the concern that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research suggests that using a back brace does not 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)


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages activity while healing mixed with rest as needed. Long gone are the days of passive lying around for most Toronto back pain patients to heal which is why Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages gentle, tolerable activity 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 3 months helped 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more effective than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre takes care of many Toronto stenosis patients daily! Spinal stenosis produces 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthwhile to use. (8) Back braces may be friends for Toronto back pain patients!

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Toronto back pain sufferers wearing back support belts are supported and reminded to move carefully while healing. 
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