A 21-year-old member asked:
Will asupport belt or bracekeep my low back safe when i lift at work?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No!: Elastic support belts or braces do not keep you safe when doing heavy lifting at work. Only your brain keeps you safe. These belts and braces only serve as a "reminder" to be safe. Relying on them for support and safety is a common mistake that often leads to back issues. Rely on them only as a reminder tool.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2017
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