Can Lumbar Support Devices Relieve Lower Back Pain? – Yahoo Sports

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If you or someone you know has lower back pain, this article is a must read. The author writes about positive and negative effects of Lumbar support devices. Through research, the author has seen that Lumbar support devices are relatively simple and inexpensive and has been shown to provide short term relief by reducing pain and improving functionality. However, there are also some troubling side effects that has also been seen such skin lesions. If you want to know more about Lumbar support devices, continue onto this very informative article.

Key Takeaways:

  • In severe cases, they could feel like a giant electrified claw has claimed the lower part of their back, tearing into each nerve in that part of the body.
  • A simple lumbar support device, or back brace, can provide short-term relief, research shows, according to an analysis of 28 studies published in the September 2016 issue of the Annals of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine journal.
  • The smallest of movements — getting up from a chair, walking or even coughing — can feel torturous. Maybe the lower back is as stiff as hardened concrete and as sensitive as an exposed nerve.

“People who suffer mild to moderate subacute back pain should put on a back brace as soon as their discomfort sets in, says Scott Bautch, a chiropractor in Wasau, Wisconsin, and president of the American Chiropractic Association’s council on occupational health.”