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Will asupport belt or bracekeep my low back safe when i lift at work?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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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