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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: No

Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries.
However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it.

In brief: No

Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries.
However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it.
Dr. Amir Khan
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