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Back Support Belt For Obese People
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?
Securely: If your physician has prescribed a lumbar support the medical supply store professional or physician should should show you how to wear it. It should not cause discomfort and should fit securely. You should not have any pressure on your sternum and should be comfortable while sitting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it good to wear lumbar support belt for my lumbar degenrative disc disease? I have had contradictory advice on this matter.
Lumbar disease: The best treatment is to work on the core muscles, and train your body to maintain better posture. Alexander technique is one of the programs that works on posture and alignment of the spine. The lumbar belt is more for support, but does not help to attain proper alignment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do I wear a lumbar support belt if I am using one for degenrative disc disease of lumbar discs?
Short duration: It depends on your symptoms and what you do on a daily basis (e.g. Exertional sports or laborious job duties, etc). In general, we do not recommend excessive or prolonged use of back braces/belts as there is potential for deconditioning of the spine muscles (which should be strengthened). However, in some cases where you can't get away from heavy duty work, it can be a short term option. ...Read more
I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?
I am 5'6 and 194 pounds...am I obese and need to lose some weight? I couldn't access the answer when I asked this question a while back.
Healthy weight range: Your body mass index (BMI) is just over 31. BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. 20 to 25 is desirable. For you, that would mean weighing 120-155. Work on cutting back high calorie foods, sugary drinks like soda. Reduce processed foods. Focus on more whole foods, cooked from scratch, without a lot of added fat (deep fried, cream sauces, etc.). And don't forget to include regular exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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