Research shows that people with back injuries are reluctant to expose themselves to risk of further injury. Thus, many people with back injuries avoid exercise and turn instead to back supports to protect this vulnerable area.
Thus you will find a wide range of back supports on the market. While the profession is divided on whether or not these are of benefit, the public certainly seems devoted to them.
A look at the marketplace reveals a huge range of supports for a variety of people and situations.
Some of the most popular ones include:
- Lumbosacral Sport and Work Supports
- Thoracic Supports
- Maternity Supports
- Posture Cushion Back Supports
- Seating Cushions
- Lumbar Rolls
It is worth bearing in mind that while these can provide some relief, they should not take the place of an appropriate course of exercise and physiotherapy, which will ultimately provide the best relief from problems in this area.