Back support belts add support to the back and prevent strain and injury. They are worn around the lower or middle back and may be held up by braces or shoulder straps. They also keep the wearer in the proper posture and keep the spine aligned. They are commonly used in activities that require heavy lifting, such as construction and industrial work.
Types of Back Support Belts
Kinds of Back Support Belts include the following:
Lumbar support belts
Lumbar support belts are worn around the lower back and provide support to the lumbar area. They are used for general back support when standing, lifting, or exercising.
Full back support belts
Full back support belts have a large pad that covers the entire back. They are designed to correct posture problems and facilitate the healing of back or spine injuries.
Choosing Back Support Belts (Buying tips)
Material. Choose a rigid, non-stretch belt with an adjusting buckle. These are more durable and effective than elastic belts. Look for one made of lightweight nylon or plastic for durability. If you will use them for exercise or physical activity, look for a more flexible belt that conforms to your movement.
Thickness. Choose a back support belt that covers your entire lower back area. Thin belts do not distribute weight effectively and may add more strain to your back. For full back support belts, make sure the pad is thick and rigid to firmly hold your posture, but light enough to allow movement.
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