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Author: Subject: Who here knows about or has had experience with back braces?
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[*] Post 506712 posted on 23-2-2017 at 02:08 Reply With Quote
Who here knows about or has had experience with back braces?

I have been experiencing back pain from my long hours and physical exertion at work, and am thinking of using some kind of back support or brace.

Some decades ago, "lifting belts" were popular in work environments in which workers might do so physical lifing. They usually were some fairly rigid fabric around the lower back and stomach, perhaps held tightly in place with velcro. But, a friend told me that wearing such a brace resulted in less muscle tone, since the fabric enclosure did not use your muscles to keep you tight. I don't see these things round, lately, though I know they are still sold.

I do have a "Royal Posture" support, that pulls back your shoulders. It is sized for someone smaller than I, but I can fit into it.

Or, I could wear some other kind of brace or support.

Has anyone here worn back support? Did it relieve pain? Improve posture?

Any suggestions?
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[*] Post 506713 posted on 23-2-2017 at 09:22 Reply With Quote

My Dad slipped a disc and wore a corset for years. A proper corset with steel bones and all. But that was for a skeletal problem rather than a torn muscle. But weight lifters wear belts and you couldn't complain about their muscle tone.
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[*] Post 506718 posted on 23-2-2017 at 22:04 Reply With Quote

If you are experiencing back pain then you'd best be seeing a physician to ensure that you've not done yourself some serious injury. A corset may assist, however, unless a proper diagnosis of your need for one is made, you may well be exacerbating a potentially crippling problem.
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