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Back Support For Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to weaken, and a small fall or mild stress can cause the bone to fracture. Osteoporosis causes back pain at the initial stages and with time it makes your bones so brittle that a little pressure can result in a fracture.

The spine is the first thing in your body that is affected by osteoporosis. Your spine bears the majority of the body weight. As a result, your spine starts to bend and a prominent forward curve is noticed in osteoporosis patients.

Back support for osteoporosis plays a vital role in improving the quality of life of osteoporosis patients. The combination of a tension belt system and adjustable rods provides support to the spinal cord and makes it a lot easier for the patients to stand straight and move around without any pain.

Benefits of Back Support for Osteoporosis

1. Immobilization

Some injuries, surgeries, or medical conditions require you to put as little pressure on your spine as possible. Back support or back brace helps you to reduce movements and lets your spine heal. Wearing a back brace will stop you from making a sudden movement, bending, flexion, and rotation.

2. Reduces Pack Pain

Back pain can make your everyday life very difficult. Lifting objects, walking, standing up, climbing stair, etc may seem to be a daunting task for someone suffering from back pain. A back brace provides support to your spine and stops you from making sudden movements that may result in back pain.

3. Easy To Wear

Back braces are very easy to wear, and you can comfortably wear them under the clothes. However, the back brace needs to be well fitted and should be worn correctly to fulfill its purpose.

4. Improves Posture

Bad posture is the prime reason behind many back problems. And doctors often recommend improving posture to avoid back pain and other problems. A back brace helps us to improve our posture by keeping our spine in a straightened position.

FAQS

Can I wear a back brace all day?

Always consult your doctor before wearing any kind of brace. If the doctor recommends you to wear the brace all day, you should wear it all day.

Should I wear a back brace during the workout?

Unless your doctor has prescribed you to wear a back brace during the workout, it is not recommended to do so. Wearing a back brace during exercise may hinder the muscle strengthening process and weaken it.

How long should I wear a back brace?

Normally, back braces are recommended to be worn for not more than 2 weeks. However, you should do as your doctor has prescribed you.

Can a back brace help osteoporosis?

Yes, osteoporosis weakens your bones, and your bones have to put in extra effort to support your body. A back brace takes off that extra burden.