Back braces are a convenient and effective way to treat pain and stiffness in the lower or upper back. They help to relieve pain and tension from a wide range of conditions including spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and lumbar herniated discs.
The Benefits of a Back Brace
Most back pain is due to poor posture, awkward movements or lifting heavy objects in the wrong manner. It can also be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis or weak spinal muscles.
A soft lumbar brace is often recommended by doctors as part of a treatment program for low back pain, scoliosis and other musculoskeletal issues. These braces provide support and strength until your muscles are able to take over again.
Stability is another important feature of back braces, reducing micro-movement between the vertebrae and limiting excess spinal movement that can prolong healing time and cause pain. They also help to reduce irritated joints and nerve roots, which is often a factor in chronic pain.
Core Strengthening – The back brace forces your spine and tummy to be aligned correctly, which helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles. This makes it easier to stand up straight and get out of bed from a seated position, and helps prevent injuries from occurring when doing everyday tasks.
Avoids Overstressing – The brace limits the amount of stress exerted on the spine, thereby preventing further injury during recovery and helping to keep you from needing surgery.