Ann Arbor Chiropractor Can Help with Back Braces

Back braces can be a helpful tool for people with lower back pain.
By: Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nov. 8, 2022 - PRLog -- Do you have lower back pain?

Have you considered wearing a back brace?

There is long running debate over back braces. Some professionals argue that you shouldn't wear back braces because they can cause your back muscles to weaken, but others contend that they don't cause problems.

Here's the good news – for this application, it makes no difference who's right. If you use the brace on a limited basis, you'll get the benefit of the brace without allowing your muscles to atrophy.

Strategic use of a comfortable back brace is one of the best things you can do to manage lower back pain.

Here are the rules:

1. Buy a brace that has "medium" support. Dr. Thatcher recommends the Mueller brand, model 6711. It's comfortable, easy to put on, and gives good support without severely restricting movement.

2. When you're having an acute flare-up, wearing the brace for a few hours each day can help provide comfort and support to promote quicker healing. Dr. Thatcher recommends a "2-2-2" wearing schedule. Wear the brace 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon, and 2 hours in the evening. This gives your muscles periods of rest as well as periods of work.

3. Don't sleep with the brace on.

4. Position the brace directly at the belt line. A common mistake is to wear the brace too high on the back. Here's the key – half of the brace should cover above your belt line and half below.

5. Don't wear the brace too loose. Cinch it up tight, like an old-fashioned girdle.

If you can't stand in place or walk very far without having back pain, you're a great candidate for a back brace. If you wear it using the rules above, you can depend on a back brace to help you be more active and enjoy your life with less pain.

To schedule an appointment with one of the best chiropractors in Ann Arbor (, give Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser a call at 734-663-2300 or fill out their contact form. (

About Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser: Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser's mission is to change lives by relieving pain. Dr. Bill Thatcher has been serving the Ann Arbor community in the same location for 36 years and is an expert using the Activator method of adjustment. Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser believes in fast, friendly, affordable care that takes walk-ins, has minimal paperwork, leverages the best technology, and treats their patients with love and respect. For attentive, compassionate care, visit

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