back braces for posture correction
by Tom Hein | 6:56 pm

Back braces for posture correction is a relatively new concept.

Invented in 1931, the back brace was one of the first widely-used methods of correcting a curved Early Back Bracespine. It physically bent the person’s back so that they would be held in the correct position for as long as they wore it. This brace was extremely uncomfortable but the most reliable back brace at the time.

Back braces have evolved over the years, from something that was bulky, cumbersome, and having almost tortuous effects, to a product that is lightweight, engineered for maximum result in a shorter time, and considerably more comfortable.

There are multiple reasons for wanting a back brace, and many causes of back pain and spinal misalignment. By improving your posture, many symptoms can be alleviated or eliminated.

Following, will show 5 ways that back braces for posture correction will benefit you:

 


Back Braces For Posture Correction Will Retrain Muscle Memory

A stooped posture over long periods of time (continual texting or working at a desk for examples) will create weak muscle tone and make it harder for the muscles and skeletal structure to provide proper support. This can lead to kyphosis, where the back is arched and the shoulders are dropped forward.

A back brace will gently, and over time, give proper support while allowing the muscles to be retrained and strengthened, and in the process, eliminate a hunched or stooped-over posture. While the brace will quickly attempt to adjust your posture, you must give your muscles time to build up their strength again. Poor posture, in most cases, happens over an extended period, and so to will be the case, for correcting the cause.

Posture can be restored much more quickly with the aid of an appropriate brace, but it will certainly not correct with no aid at all.

 


Pulls the Shoulders Back

With a properly adjusted and fitted back brace, your shoulders will be gently yet firmly pulled Back Brace back, which naturally produces improved posture. When standing or sitting in proper alignment, the circulatory system works more efficiently which will improve energy levels.

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Eliminate Pain With Back Braces For Posture Correction

With less than ideal postural alignment comes many aches and pains. Muscles are in a constant state of stress. When muscles are stressed, they affect the nerves that are near them. Having nerve function disrupted leads to many ailments, from pain to organ dysfunction. With pain out of the picture, one can resume a proper postural life.

 


Correct Slouching

When wearing back braces for posture correction, and having it on while sitting, they will automatically keep youSlouching Posture from slumping down into the “banana position” in the chair.

This can be of benefit while at home, work, and even while driving. Taking a long flight? This may be just what you need to make those airline seats a bit more bearable. Plus, if you get an inflatable one, it will take up little space where that is a key factor.

 


 

Correct Spinal Issues

Specially designed back braces are now commonly prescribed to treat adolescent idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosisscoliosis, as they may stop the progression of spinal curvature in a growing child/adolescent. In some cases, the back brace may also help decrease and/or correct the amount of curvature in the spine.

 

 


 

I hope this has given you some insight and importance to restoring your posture to an ideal state. Our bodies have an incredible capacity to adapt to any type of abnormality, which makes it easy for “less than ideal” circumstances to become our new “normal”.

Once we are able to correct problems and get back to homeostasis, we can live the life we were intended to live – Pain Free!

If you have specific experience with how a certain brace has helped improve your life, I would love to hear about it! Please leave your comment below.

Here’s to your health!

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Comments

Doole

Hi, I think I saw someting similar years ago and I could really use one of these, I’ve bookmarked this page and will try this, I sit at work for 8 hours and drive for 2 more hours each day, it would benefit my posture for sure. Do they send to Europe and how much does it cost?

Jun 17.2019 | 12:53 pm

    Tom Hein

    I’m glad you will consider helping your posture/health through a specific brace. We need to be proactive in taking care of our bodies – there’s no doubt about this!

    Many companies are shipping worldwide these days, and there are multiple companies available to choose from, each offering a slightly different version for addressing slightly different issues or concerns. 

    At this time, I don’t have a link to one specific company or brace, but will have in the next day or two, so please check back and I will have this sorted out for you. 

    Thank you for your comments, questions, and support – much appreciated!

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jun 17.2019 | 01:04 pm

Adyns68

Hi Tom

I think this is really something that I can use. Sitting on a computer every day has affected my back and I need to do something about it. So, these braces are pretty good. But do I still need to exercise if I am using them? And how long do I need to wear them? Is it just for some few hours or for the whole day?

Thanks

Jun 17.2019 | 12:56 pm

    Tom Hein

    Hello, and thank you for reading my blog!

    When you have sore muscles anywhere, they’re already a bit inflamed, and over-exercising would add to the inflammation. 

    If you have a bathtub, I would first recommend soaking in hot(ish) water with Epsom salt added (about 1 cup for the average bath) for 20-30 minutes daily if necessary. The magnesium in the salt is a very good muscle relaxant. 

    Next, I would do some gentle stretching motions to loosen up the back muscles upon getting out of bed. Most of us tend to jump out of bed and get right into our routines. This puts already tensed muscles into protection mode – they tend to lock up to protect the all important spinal column, and allow us to go about our day as best we can with sore muscles. 

    Just 5 minutes of gentle loosening up after getting out of bed, will better prepare our body for the day’s activities. 

    Once your back issues have cleared up, I would suggest exercises targeted at your core, to prevent future back problems. A Google search will give you plenty to choose from. 

    As for length of time to wear the brace – I would start out with a couple hours per day, and gradually work your way towards having it most of the day.The period of time in total that you will need to wear it will depend on how you feel. There’s no set amount of time, only you will know when the time has come when it is no longer needed. 

    When sitting at a desk/computer all day, please keep in mind your posture. Try not to slouch, have your head bent forward/down, keep your back straight and upright, and get up and walk around as often as possible. These little things will lead to less back trouble. 

    I hope this helps, and I hope you find the relief that you’re seeking and needing!

    All the best,

    Tom

    Jun 17.2019 | 04:49 pm

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