Back Brace For Back Pain Support
Have You ever Thought of Using a Posture Back Brace for Pain Control?
Not only do they work they can be used to train your core at the same time!
I am a Physiotherapist and I treat back pain suffers for a living I am also a Pilates teacher. I have also suffered from lower back pain since my teenage years.
I recommend the use of a lower back brace in people with lower back pain due to weakness in their back and abdominal muscles.
In many cases niggling back pain is a weakness usually due to person’s habits and lack of fitness rather than their skeletal posture.
Not all back pain is the result of a trauma related injury. The majority of problems I treat are due to aggravating factors of our daily living. The most common habit we have is that we do not stretch at the end of the day.
Poor strength in the abdominals and lower back will result in stress on the spinal joints causing pain. Chronic stiffness due to lack of joint movement and muscle stretching will slowly bring on a pain.
Many ignore these early symptoms. It will also cause a tilt of the pelvis, mostly likely forward. This will tighten the hip flexors and the problem is self feeding. The instigating problem is commonly due to a weakness in the core abdominal muscles as well as the upper back and lower back muscles.
The abdominals muscles support the low back and the rest of the trunk. The spine is only as stable as the core is.
The muscles in the upper back support the neck and the shoulders. The shoulders should sit in the same plumb line as the ear and the side of the hip. This is the classic weak back posture with a, tilted pelvis and usually bowed legs and usually a deep sway back look.
The use of a posture support back brace to support the abdominals is essential for pain control. I treat patients from the acute stage and the control of pain after the first appointment when they leave with a posture back brace is enormous.
As a Physiotherapist I treat the joints, I train the transverse Abdominal muscle with pure Pilates concepts and I do recommend the use of a posture back brace for both work as well as for sport.
Pilates is especially useful for lower back pain control management long term. Appropriate stretching is a must it must be consistent and relevant. It must be passive and for at least three minutes.
By wearing a back brace and working with it, a person can improve their posture and strength and get to the point of not needing a support. They can use their core muscles in stead each and everyday.