Millions of people every year suffer from 1 or more episodes of back pain. Reasons for back pain vary, but common causes are bad posture, improper lifting, and overuse injuries that can cause a strain to the muscles. Seeing your doctor and being referred to a physical therapist can help aid you in your recovery! Physical therapists can help teach you how to lift properly and show you techniques to improve your posture. However, it does take time for strained muscles/tendons and sprained ligaments to heal. One way to help you get back to your daily activities and work sooner is by wearing a back brace.
Here are some benefits of wearing a back brace:
- If you have a job that requires repetitive movements involving lifting or anything manual, a back brace can help avoid straining your back even more
- Helps with posture
- They make movements easier, i.e. standing from sitting, twisting, pulling, squatting, bending, etc.
- Wearing a back brace can help alleviate pain because it’s letting the muscles in that area take a break from working
- Helps stabilize the spine, especially for people right out of surgery, or for those that have weak abdominal muscles.
If you think that this might be a good option for you to help with back pain, please contact our office in Clermont or Ocoee for more details!