The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Would a back belt help me?” That’s a common question The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider hears from Ottawa chiropractic patients and others in Ottawa who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Wearing Ottawa back supports has been debated in the medical literature, and opinion differs even from doctor to doctor. The recent literature on wearing back supports suggests that there is value and advantage to [[wearing}using]10] one for many when they experience back pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider consults with each individual Ottawa back pain sufferer to reveal the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has heard the idea that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research indicates that wearing a back brace doesn’t decisively 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)


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages activity while healing along with rest as necessary. Long past are the days of passive bedrest for most Ottawa back pain patients to recover which is why The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recommends gentle, tolerable activity to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That is where back belts come into play. Wearing a lumbar belt improves the functional status, pain level and pain medication use. (3) Back braces reduced pain and fear of pain in back pain patients. (4) Wearing a rigid back brace for 3 months aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain discover 30% reduction in pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider takes care of many Ottawa stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis triggers back pain and sometimes other issues for which a back support is beneficial. 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 respectable clinical outcome! Medicine finds that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be helpers for Ottawa back pain patients!

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