Does your back pain problem affect your daily activities?
Almost 4 out of 5 people suffer from back pain at one point in their lives. While sometimes it may go away on its own, other times back pain seems to become more severe as time goes by. This means that your problem is obviously not getting better and you will need to take action. Obviously, the words of your physician are important, but the following information is meant to help show you why you may have back pain:
• Nerve compression
• Damage to ligaments, joints and muscles
• Slipped or herniated discs
• Defects in the spine, such as a compression or burst fracture
3.) Why Back Braces Really Matter
There are 2 main reasons why a back brace can help you.
A.) Pain Reduction
The compression a brace can provide can help alleviate muscle tension. Basically, a spinal orthosis (or back brace) feels like it is giving you a hug when worn. This can not only help take the tension off your muscles, but this can take the load off your intervertebral discs as well.
B.) Limitation of Unwanted Movements
There are moments in your day in which you may find that your pain temporarily goes away. When you forget that you have back pain, you may then stop monitoring your posture and movements. At this point, you may further your back injury because you might make a movement that furthers your injured back. As much as we all think that we will be careful, it is very easy to make a mistake at any moment in your day. A back brace however, will not forget that you need to monitor your movements. Some of them are designed to just remind you not to make a painful movement and others are made to be more supportive, based on your needs and injury type. A back brace does not cure you, but it can reduce pain and limit movements that can hurt you. In this manner, you will find that they promote healing and this can be a great aid to you.
If you want to see what a back brace can do, then check our out testimonial section. Our patients come in to do the talking for us when it comes to back braces. If you click on the following link, you will find the testimonial section of our website : https://rinella-op.com/our-testimonials/
If you need a free brace screening, call us today at 815-717-8970
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