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Back Braces Provide Relief for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments suffered by many people. Eight out of ten people will suffer back pain at least once in their lives.

Whether you are working at a desk, participating in sports, or doing heavy lifting, you are at risk of injuring your back. Simple tasks like gardening, filing, or even cleaning can lead to pain in the back because people often forget to take the precaution of bending at the knees and lifting with their legs.

Lifting incorrectly is one of the most common causes of back pain, which can be prevented. The best way is to bend your legs and keep your back straight when you lift something heavy.

Other causes of back pain include…

  • Heredity: investigate if chronic back pain runs in the family.
  • Getting older increases risks.
  • Sports like running and cycling.
  • Falls causing trauma to the back.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Poor posture.
  • Overuse, such as repetitive motion.
  • Work around the house or in the garden.

To avoid back pain and injuries, wearing back braces and supports can help. Many products are available on the market to suit a variety of needs.

A variety of lower back supports and braces are designed to alleviate pain after surgery, give abdominal support and maintain stability for proper healing. We can also find some lower back braces that provide compression to decrease pain.

Some back supports are designed to be worn for everyday activities. These are good for people with back weakness heredity or chronic pain.

Industrial workers can buy back braces specially designed for their line of work, keeping the back cool while providing full back support.

Fortunately, pregnant women can find maternity belts that help support their backs at the end of the pregnancy when the weight is not distributed evenly. The belts can also help alleviate lower abdomen discomfort.

Clavicle posture supports and upper back supports are also offered to prevent muscle strains and stretching. Of course, only a health care professional can prescribe a post-op support product, but anyone can wear a brace for any type of support if deemed reasonable and useful.

We all know that prevention is the best medicine. Everyone with common sense and a good deal of judgment can determine if they need a back brace to stay away from back injuries when cycling, gardening, moving heavy furniture or whichever activity demands a certain amount of back strength. Let’s all be careful.


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