If you suffer from back pain you may be wondering if a belt back support can help alleviate your discomfort. Yes, in many cases it can.
When it comes to back injuries, incorrect posture is the main cause. Back support belts are designed to help reduce the load on the spine as well as improve posture. They are considered both a preventive and a treatment tool that you can use to obtain posture support and back stability.
When you lift heavy items, the forces going through the lumbar spine can be quite considerable. For this reason, it is highly important that you prepare yourself accordingly. By wearing a belt back support, you will be effectively protecting yourself against potential back injuries.
Pregnant women are usually recommended to wear lower back support belts to help ease the discomforts associated with pregnancy. Maternity back support belts are made of soft materials and can be easily adjusted to fit the growing abdomen all through the pregnancy, providing support for the lumbar or abdominal section of the body,
Belt back support can also be used to prevent abdominal injuries while lifting heavy items. This is because most belts wrap around to the front, providing muscle support to the abdominal wall. This will help save you from abdominal tears and ruptures. Keep in mind that belt back support is more of a preventive measure than a treatment for abdominal injuries.
People suffering from different back conditions, such as degenerative disc ailment, can all benefit from using a back support belt. Wearing this belt will help correct posture, prevent unnecessary movements, and reduce tension and pension within the lumbar region, leaving you more comfortable and with a better capability to perform your daily activities such as household chores.
But to be effective, a back support belt should be chosen according to your size. A too big belt will not provide any support while a belt that is too small will not provide correct support (not to mention how uncomfortable they can be). Experts also recommend one to try different styles of the belt since some individuals find more benefits with one design over another.
You will also need to make sure that your belt is well tightened when performing heavy lifting, but do not nee to be ‘cinched-up’ all the times – a belt that is cinched can result in discomfort.
Never forget to wear a back support whenever you are planning to lift heavy items!