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Which Back Support is Best for My Back Pain?

3 CommentsTuesday, 3 April 2012  |  Paul

Back pain is one of the most common pain-related issues affecting adults in the UK. It has been reported that four in five adults have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain varies hugely from person to person depending on where the pain is and the cause of the pain. There is a great range of back supports available to buy for different types of back pain. We will look at the different types of back pain and their causes to help you decide which type of back support is most suitable for you.

Neoprene Double Pull Lumbar Back Support

Neoprene Double Pull Lumbar Brace

If you are suffering from lower back pain, you are not alone. Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of back pain and is caused by poor posture, twisting movements, inactivity and being overweight. The area of the lower back can also be referred to as the lumbar region. For lumbar back pain and lower back pain the Neoprene Double Pull Lumbar Back Support is an elasticated back support designed to provide extra support for the back.

The Neoprene Double Pull Lumbar Back Support can be adjusted to provide the desired level of support across the back, and acts as a corset to re-inforce the spine and torso. The lower back support has an innovative design providing warmth and flexibility. The Neoprene Double Pull Lumbar Back Support helps to improve posture by preventing a slouched position.

Key Features: Ideal for sufferers of lower back pain, helps facilitate good posture, easy to adjust with Velcro fasteners

Bauerfeind LumboLoc Back Support

Bauerfeind LumboLoc Back SupportThe Bauerfeind LumboLoc Back Support combines a stabilising support to provide relief for the lumbar spine. Bauerfeind is a highly regarded German manufacturer of professional quality supports and braces.

The Bauerfeind LumboLoc Back Support is ideal for pain in the lumbar spine or moderate muscle weakness. This back support aligns the lumbar spine and relieves the inverterbral discs. This lumbar support is suitable for degenerative spinal changes, illiosacral joint irritations, irritations of the small invertebral joints and lumbago with myostatic insufficiency.

Key Features: Anatomically contoured, individually adaptable, light, elastic and breathable, suitable for lumbago, joint problems and postural disorders

Serola Sacroiliac Belt

Serola Sacroiliac Belt for Back PainPain in the sacroiliac joint is an extremely common type of back pain. Pain in this region can be referred to as sacroiliitis which is an inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints which can be caused by abnormal motion. The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is one of the most popular sacroiliac supports available and is suitable for chronic back pain, lower back and side pain and sciatica. The Serola Sacroiliac Belt can also be used as a preventative back support to avoid lower back and hip pain whilst exercising. The Serola Back Support is also commonly used as a maternity support during pregnancy.

The Serola Sacroiliac Belt compresses and supports the sacroiliac joints and helps to relieve stress and instability. As the base of the spine is supported by this sacroiliac belt, strength is increased throughout the back, hips and legs resulting in a reduced risk of injury. The Serola Belt is a slim and lightweight back support with a cool and breathable material ideal for long periods if wear.

Key Features: Ideal for chronic back pain, side pain and sciatica, suitable for use during pregnancy, helps to reduce risk of injury

Elcross Thoraclumbar Back Support

Elcross Thoracolumbar Back SupportIf you are suffering from upper back pain this may be caused by tension in the neck muscles resulting from physical or emotional stress. Upper back pain is not one of the most common types of back pain and the upper or middle part of the back can be referred to as the thoracic spine.

A back support like the Elcross Thoraclumbar Back Support provides compression and stabilisation to the thoracic, lumbar, sacral and abdominal region. This thoracic back support has two posterior stays which are flexible and offer added support.

Key Features: Provides compression and stabilisation, breathable fabric for increased comfort


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