Pros: relieves stress and pain in back
comfortable to wear
Cons: may cause allergic reaction
My husband has had a bad back since the day he fell overboard of a ship mock-up while he was in the marines. That was many moons ago. He isn't incapcitated with it but it does give him some pain occasionally and as he ages it gets worse. He had begun to unconsciously bend slightly at the waist in an effort to relieve the occasional pain.
I went shopping for a back brace! What I found was a Mueller Sport Care adjustable back brace. After reading the packaging I decided this just might be what he needs to help his back.
The Mueller Sport Care adjustable back brace has 8 steel springs that conform to the lower back and provide firm lumbar support. It has an adjustable compression for a custom fit. This back brace is made of a neoprene blend of lightweight, breathable fabric and contains natural rubber latex. The brace is wider in the back than the front. The back, which is the main elastic, at the widest point is 9 inches deep and then tapers at the front to 5 inches deep. The back has the 8 steel springs that help to support weak or injured backs. There is the main elastic with two outer elastic straps attached at the middle back. The outer elastic straps are 4 inches wide. Both the main elastic and the outer elastic straps are fastened with velcro. You wrap the main elastic around your waist, fasten with the velcro and then velcro the outer straps, right over left. The velcro makes it easy for you to adjust the tension to what is comfortable for you. Not only does the brace support your back but with wrapping around your waist gives some support, as well. to your addoman.
This back brace is a one size, fitting men or women and fitting a waist measurment of 28 to 50 inches. Overall length is about 39 inches. When my husband has this on he has no problem fitting his clothing over the brace and it is not noticable. He says it is very comfortable, does not cause him to be hot under the brace and he likes how it makes his back feel more relaxed along with the relief he gets from his back pain. When he has this on he does have better posture.
To care for this back brace you may hand wash and line or air dry. Do not bleach, iron or dry clean and do not use fabric softeners.
The Mueller Sport Care adjustable back brace looks cumbersome but my husband says it isn't at all uncomfortable to wear. He wears it only during the daytime unless we are going out in th evening and then he wears it during that time, too.
You are cautioned that this does contain neoprene and rubber and may cause allergic reactions or skin irritations. If rash develops or pain persist, discontinue use and consult a physician. For more information you may got to www.MuellerRX.com
I purchased this at Wal Mart for $23.00