How to choose a lumbar belt for the back
The choice is not easy because you have to take into account many factors, but there are numerous models and it is possible to find the most suitable for your own back.
The lumbar bands are an excellent support to protect the back from injuries and accustom the spine to a correct posture.
Other important elements are: the size, style, comfort, fall, functionality and materials used.
If you spend all day in front of the computer, you need a lumbar belt that pulls the shoulders back.
Most people with back pain have poor posture.
Alternatively, a lumbar roll or a “Ruby” lumbar band makes it necessary to maintain the correct sitting position.
Low back pain in the lower back gets more benefit when using a lumbar belt.
These orthoses wrap the abdomen and have one or two belts with tongue to hold them.
Generally those who lift heavy loads choose these orthopedic supports to have a better support.
The utility of the lumbar belt is the ability to discharge the weight of the ribs and dorsal vertebrae directly in the pelvis, therefore the load on the lumbar vertebrae is significantly reduced.
If the pain or weakness affects mainly only part of the back, consider using a lumbar belt designed specifically for that part of the trunk (back, shoulders, lower back) compared to one that offers global support.
For a better comfort and to resist a lot of time with the corset, it is recommended to choose a lumbar belt made of breathable materials.
Even style is very important, some corsets offer greater comfort than others.
The corset with two crossed belts gives support and corrects the posture.
If the corset is easily adjustable it is easier to put on during the day.
An inflatable lumbar belt fits better than the others and can be inflated or deflated according to your own needs. While you work or do the exercises, you can give a lot of support, while at rest you can loosen the compression.
Orthopedic corset in case of scoliosis and pregnancy
There are specific corsets for scoliosis, which is a deviation of the spine. These supports extend from the pelvis to the back or neck.
Also pregnant women can have problems with the back due to the extra weight they have to carry.
There are special corsets to wear during pregnancy that lighten the load on the muscles of the back.
It is recommended to consult the doctor before choosing a lumbar belt.
The corset has to be adjusted but it should not block the blood circulation.
To have adequate support you have to wear a lumbar belt with rigid splints inside, the soft models are belts that only serve to warm the back.
Orthopedists often recommend a rigid lumbar spine that covers the back and hips of people with serious health problems who can not stand or walk autonomously.
Unfortunately, this corset almost never allows the patient to maintain a vertical position, so it is necessary to test it before buying it.
Make sure that the lumbar belt can be returned to the seller within a couple of days if it is not suitable.
The only way to know if the corset is the right type and has the right size to treat the pain is to use it for a couple of days.
In case of allergy to latex, you can limit your search for brands that produce corsets with another composition.
What types of lumbar bands are available
The support for the posture of the shoulders.
It focuses on the upper area of the back and the upper part of the shoulder.
Originally designed for horse racing, this product is ideal for poor posture that can cause back pain and muscle contractures.
It has been specifically designed to accustom the shoulders not to bend forward.
The lumbar belt is comfortable, so it can be worn during work, when sitting or moving.
This product can be worn under or over clothing.
By teaching your back to stay upright, you breathe better and re-align your spine.
This product is not suitable for those with reduced arm and shoulder mobility, since no one can help you put it on.
Faja lumbar Saunders
It focuses on the back and shoulders.
Its unique design around the waist not only corrects the posture with the shoulders forward, but also helps in the correct alignment of the spine.
Criss-cross straps gently pull the shoulders, spine and lumbar back into a neutral position to decrease pain at the back.
The elastic straps under the arm are covered by soft cotton fabrics, and therefore do not sting and the adjustable elastic at the waist guarantees a customized measurement.
Soporte lumbar proLite Lo Plus
The proLite Lo Plus is an ultra-thin belt that stabilizes the lower lumbar region in an inconspicuous manner.
Designed around a rigid posterior splint, it provides relief from back pain for those who suffer from occasional back pain, or muscle weakness.
Lumbar girdle recommended
We have selected two models of lumbar bands that we also recommend to our patients, especially for the acute phases of back pain.
The Rehband 7732 lumbar belt is an excellent product for the support of the spine and to have a correct posture during heavy work, walking, motorcycle, etc.
The quality of the materials is excellent (it is breathable neoprene that does not bother even in summer) is easy to carry and can be adjusted.
In this lumbar band there are 4 plastic splints that do not impede movements.
There are different measures, the largest is a XXL of 110 cm.
Against: it is slightly heavier than other models.
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Back girdle Muller for the back with removable pad
Comment: This adjustable lumbar belt is used to reduce back pain caused by tears, contractures and joint problems between the vertebrae (such as a herniated disc, protuberances or osteoarthritis).
The fabric of the belt is breathable, comfortable and can be worn throughout the day.
You can adjust and it can be suitable for all sizes.
The lumbar belt can be washed by hand with cold water with a mild detergent.
It is better to remove the lumbar pad and wash the parts separately.
The size of this lumbar belt is 23 cm in height at the highest point.
The size is unique for a waist that extends from 71 to 127 cm.
There are several comments on Amazon that confirm the usefulness of the Mueller belt and also our customers are happy with the materials and the result obtained.
Risks of a lumbar belt
There are two types of lumbar bands:
- Rigid girdles that immobilize the bone and muscle structure of the spine.
- Soft and elastic girdles, also known as lumbar corsets designed to support the spine.
The excessive and continuous use of a lumbar belt can weaken the lumbar muscles, should be used only in extreme cases and only when recommended by the specialist.
Specialists suggest that a reinforcement be used when a person has to perform an activity that puts the back at risk.
When the work that can damage the column is finished, the corset must be removed.
Inadequate lumbar girdle
If you do not choose the right lumbar belt, you can damage your back.
Adults and children who have been diagnosed with scoliosis or an abnormal curvature of the spine need a customized lumbar band depending on the type and degree of scoliosis.
It may be necessary to limit movement or simply improve pain without limiting movement.
When the amplitude of movement is reduced excessively, it can negatively affect the quality of life and therefore the recovery.
Exercises for the back with the lumbar belt
The lumbar belt is only a temporary solution.
For the health of the back it is essential to carry out a lumbar support program.
In case of prolonged pain, consult a professional physiotherapist to find a solution.
It is always important to see a doctor if the pain persists.
In these cases, the use of a lumbar belt may worsen the problem.
Collar for the neck
The cervical collar can be rigid, soft or semi-rigid.
The rigid is suitable for circumstances in which significant damage occurs such as a severe cervical sprain in the acute phase, a fracture or joint syndrome in which the orthopedic collar limits the extension of the neck.
In case of strong cervical trauma, the support apparatus helps prevent muscle spasms that can increase pain and prolong the healing of the muscles.
In case of slight cervical trauma, the collar is not recommended because the recovery time is prolonged.
Many patients with cervicobrachialgia (pain that radiates from the neck to the hands) feel relief and notice a reduction in symptoms with the use of a cervical collar.
Today there are many different types of collar, depending on the model and the materials used some can even withstand extreme temperatures.
There are orthopedic braces with internal straps that absorb excess heat when the temperature rises and release it when the temperature drops.
In most cases, long-term use can weaken the neck muscles causing instability, rigidity, and creating psychological dependence.
So the prolonged use of this support should be done following a regular program of exercises for the neck.
The choice of the necklace is very personal, according to the disorder that is suffered, following the advice of the health professional.
There are orthopedic models of different sizes to adapt to the height and width of the neck.
The cervical collar ProCare Patriot®
The Patriot ProCare ® is a one-piece orthosis that provides adequate support, limits cervical spine flexion, extension and rotation to aid patient recovery after trauma.
The collar is made of durable polyethylene and lined for maximum patient comfort.
The collar is adjustable depending on the height of the neck of adults and children.
The tracheal opening gives rapid access to the pulse of the carotid to measure the heart rate in emergency situations.
The collar is made of materials that do not contain latex.
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The Patriot ProCare ® collar serves to limit the rotation, extension and flexion of the cervical spine.
- Stabilize the neck during emergency tracheotomy.
- Support in case of cervical hyperextension
- Reduce the intake of anti-inflammatory drugs
- Decrease cervical pain
- Improve neck functionality
- Improve the quality of life.