Why wear a heavy-lifting back brace for work?
Using a low-back belt to reduce lumbar pain is not a new concept. Such products were originally used during medical rehab, but back belts in the workforce and weightlifting supports have since gained in popularity, both for the added support they provide when lifting, bending, etc., and for their ability to address back pain.
Wearing a back support while working can help reduce stress on your spine, increase intra-abdominal pressure to counteract forces on your spine, and reduce loads when lifting by stiffening your spine. The crisscross straps of this back belt increase its supportive properties and help keep it in place.
Along those same lines, know that wearing a back brace at work should not inflate your self-confidence or sense of security when lifting. While wearing an industrial back brace can help treat and prevent low-back pain, you can still sustain an injury while wearing it—especially if you lift more than you should.
In addition, you should not wear an industrial back support belt around the clock. Doing so can cause the muscles in your back to lose strength and flexibility, leaving you more prone to injury.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Back Brace for Lifting
- What conditions/injuries does this back stabilizer treat? This back brace support belt can help encourage proper lifting techniques, treating lumbar strains, sprains, arthritis of the lumbar spine, and moderate low back pain. This lifting brace can also help prevent a back injury or another injury to your lumbar spine.
- How does it work? The belt supports the lower back and abdomen, which creates intracavitary pressure that transfers stress away from the spine.
- When should I wear it? You should always follow a doctor’s instructions regarding usage. But generally speaking, you can safely wear this belt whenever you need extra support and/or pain relief.
- What is it made of? The belt is made of a latex-free, premium-quality elastic material, plastic stays, and medical-grade closures.
- Who can wear this brace? Men and women of all ages can benefit from this belt. As mentioned above, this is a very popular brace for individuals whose work occupations that require heavy lifting such as construction, movers, or warehouse workers.
- What size should I buy? In order to determine which size you need, measure the circumference around your waist, specifically at your belly button (refer to sizing chart above). This back brace with suspenders is available in sizes M-4XL, fitting average to plus-size males and females.
- How do I put it on? Lay back brace flat and locate the top of the support. Start to apply the brace like a backpack by placing your arms in the straps. Grasp the back support and place it over the center of your back, the support should rest over your waistline at the top of your pants. With your left hand, fold in the left side of the belt. Pulling tightly, fold in the right side, attaching it to the belt. Repeat with the double-pull tension straps. It should fit snug. Adjust the suspenders to your height as needed.
- Can I adjust or remove the suspender straps? Yes, the straps are completely adjustable and are able to be removed if you desire a lower-profile back brace for lifting. If you wish to remove them, simply detach the fastener and slide the strap through the buckle, removing the entire strap.
- How tall is this brace? It is 9” tall in back and 6” tall in front.
Washing Instructions: Close fasteners and hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Allow the brace to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.
- The elastic material is flexible, lightweight, and breathable, which is great for active use.
- Medical-grade fasteners are 10X stronger than standard, retail-grade fasteners.
- Optional, criss-cross suspender straps hold the brace securely in place.