“Back” it up with a Brace!

back-pain1Most people have some type of back issues at one time or another in their lifetime. It can occur anywhere from the neck to the tailbone and can be a result of wear and tear, overuse or injury. Injuries frequently occur when you use your back muscles in activities that you do not do very often such as lifting heavy objects, yard work, painting, etc. Overuse injuries are most often from improper movement or posture. Whether a minor injury or severe injury or a medical condition a back brace may assist to reduce pain and increase activity level. Back braces are designed to help the wearer achieve proper posture and increase awareness of the position of the pelvis and spine. This constantly reminds individuals of their body positions, making it easier to avoid undesirable postures while in the healing process. By increasing the intra-abdominal pressure, a back support acts much like the stays and support rings of a barrel. If the support rings are tightened a stabilizing effect is achieved. A properly designed spinal support stabilizes the spine and acts in the same way. There are many types of back braces. It is important that the correct brace is selected for the condition or injury, but as well, it is as important that the brace fit the shape of the individual. It is important that you be assessed by a professional who takes all aspects of your health, life style, and body type into consideration.
Soles in Motion also encourages you to come in and talk to us. We are here to help and keep you moving no matter what your abilities!