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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Finds Back Belts Helpful While Patients Heal

“Should I wear a back support when I have back pain?” That’s a common question Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC hears from La Grande chiropractic patients and others in La Grande who suffer with back pain and/or leg pain. Using La Grande back supports has been discussed in the medical literature, and opinion fluctuates even from practitioner to practitioner. The present information on using back supports suggests that it is worthwhile and beneficial to wear one for many when they experience back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC consults with each individual La Grande back pain sufferer to discover the answer to the back support question as it concerns his/her particular situation.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has heard the worry that back supports may weaken muscles. However, current research alludes that wearing a back brace doesn’t decisively cause muscle weakness. (1) Elastic lumbar belts increased muscle strengthening, flexibility of lower extremities, flexion, and activities of daily living as well as reduced pain for low back pain patients. (2)


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages activity while healing along with rest as needed. Long past are the days of passive lying around for most La Grande back pain patients to recover which is why Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages gentle, tolerable movement to patients even though they may be concerned about moving and causing pain. That is where back belts become useful. Wearing a lumbar belt betters 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 aided 79% of patients with chronic low back pain experience 30% less pain. (5) A soft lumbosacral support is more successful than a rigid one for posture control and pain control. (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC likes support belts that are comfortable and supportive.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC treats many La Grande stenosis patients every day! Spinal stenosis brings on 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 says that 30% improvement makes an intervention worthy of use. (8) Back braces may be friends for La Grande back pain patients!

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