Summary: A back support posture brace can be an invaluable healthcare tool for anyone recovering from a back injury. Posture braces that help support the back can provide adequate support to both the upper back and shoulder area while the core support muscles of the lower back are healing.
Posture support braces serve a variety of purposes. They can be used to improve posture, help with a minor back strain, and help to improve back injuries. Posture support braces are becoming a very popular item.
This is partly due to the many everyday situations that can slowly rob you of your posture. The type of job that you perform can often be the culprit of poor posture and back injuries. Jobs that require you to sit all day or lift improperly can slowly take their toll.
Poor posture can become a habit that develops slowly over time. A back brace may be needed simply to retrain your back muscles.
Braces Help To Pull The Shoulders Back
Posture Corrector For Injury Rehab can be worn by a variety of people. These braces can be worn by both men and women and are highly popular among athletes and the elderly. Many athletes use these braces to help protect their back when they are not playing the game.
These braces help to pull the shoulders back and reduce shoulder slump. This helps to bring the shoulders and trunk into proper alignment. There are a variety of braces that target specific back problems. Problems such as general posture, back sprain, rounding shoulders, or lumbar problems.
Others may help to support the spine or other areas on the back. Choosing back support that best fits your needs can be somewhat difficult. Many can have shoulder straps that may dig into the shoulder causing discomfort.
Therefore you should choose a brace with wider straps. Choose a posture support brace that is made with material such as spandex that allows more ventilation. Many braces are adjustable so that they fit a variety of different sizes.
Many have easily adjustable hook and loop closure to help increase and decrease the amount of support and pressure. They also come in a variety of different prices so there is something for everyone.
Establishing Good Alignment As Your Norm
Support Brace For Back And Shoulders are effective for people of all ages who are motivated to change. It is your active partner, your friend – not your master and retrains rather than restrains. It is available to remind and assist in establishing good alignment as your norm.
Performing the included exercises, conditions muscle groups that will improve postural strength. It also encourages you to stretch tight structures and recover the increased range of motion as alignment is restored.
It is not necessary to wear the braces all day long. Even five minutes a day will result in changes. If you are particularly stretched by your daily routine, use it more often. Go for a walk with it. Take it on vacation. If you are not used to standing around for a long time, just put it on and you will feel its advantage.
You can take it along when you are traveling abroad and let it become a friend for your fellow travelers if you will loan it out. People with low back pain will find that it brings relief by straightening and stabilizing.
Poor posture takes its toll on pain in the neck and shoulders. It keeps the therapy industry booming. Every inch of forwarding head posture puts an additional 10 – 15 pounds of pressure on your neck and shoulders.
Muscles knot up causing a lot of pain. These knots are called trigger points. There are accessories that fit under the straps to help alleviate this pain. You control the amount of pressure. You can integrate some really nice treatment into your day rather than wait for your weekly therapy appointment.
Treating Or What Specific Purpose
The primary purpose of a back support belt is to provide the spine with support and stability. This can be to prevent injury or protect an already-injured spine. Corset support belts can vary in their widths, largely depending on what condition they are treating or what specific purpose they are meant to fulfill. Shorter or narrower corset braces, for example, are used for lower back pain.
Wider or longer back braces are typically prescribed for problems pertaining to the middle or lower thoracic spine. The reason why they are called corset braces is that they are largely adjustable, typically using either laces or Velcro to adjust how tight they are around the body.
The Right Posture And Proper Lifting Technique
When such a back support belt is worn in the workplace, it is typically either to prevent re-injury of a back that has been hurt before or to prevent initial injury when the person has to lift or move heavy items.
Because improperly lifting heavy items can quickly lead to a serious back injury, these support belts are largely designed to promote the right posture and proper lifting technique. Lifting should not involve bending at the waist, something that is largely inhibited by this type of support brace. Instead, lifting should rely heavily on the legs, while the back remains steady and stable.
Modern back support belt options typically extend from the abdomen down past the buttocks. Most have suspenders or shoulder straps, allowing them to be held on properly. They embrace the body tightly, but not so tightly that they sacrifice comfort.
It typically has a set of laces on one side of the belt, allowing them to be adjusted as needed. They also typically have metal stays built in, which like boning in historical corsets is designed to provide support and rigidity for protection from and prevention of back injury and back pain.
Corrective Braces Are Flexible
Most posture corrective braces are flexible enough to be comfortable, and made from washable foam and cotton materials. Adjustable fasteners allow the wearer to either increase or decrease the amount of pressure that is felt to straighten the posture, as well as the amount of support that is felt by both the upper and lower back.
It’s important not to overdo the applied pressure when first wearing brace support, but rather gradually build up to the most beneficial tension and support required to strengthen the muscles supporting good posture.
The brace should not feel as though it is digging into any areas of the body or feel so restrictive as to be a straightjacket. Be sure to select the proper size so that wearing the brace does not create a whole new set of problems or undue pain due to a poor fit.