As an active woman in the outdoors and someone who works on her feet, I have had increasing concerns about my posture affecting my lower back pain the past few years.
I spend a great deal of time seated at work, but I do work on my house, and lower back pain affects me at times, on and off.
I noticed I always felt stiff and sore the next day following intense physical work.
I decided to try a traditional back brace for this review, instead of a standard posture support brace.
About the Brace
I read a lot about the Braceability Spine Sport brace before purchasing it.
I chose Braceability Spine Sport because it is a brace that is intended for use during physical exercise involving the back. This means that unlike traditional posture correcting braces, it is flexible by design and will stay in the correct position while running or working out.
My Experience with Braceability Spine Sport
On the day it arrived, I tried the brace on and found it easy to tighten. Because of this, I decided to put it to the test and use it while working on my house.
To test the brace, I put it through a strenuous test: a six-hour day of intense labor as I tore down and replaced a patio cover.
At the end of my day of working, I could tell this product really worked for me. It was comfortable, easy to wear, and my lower back felt supported.
Because the brace is flexible and stays in position, it’s useful for major house projects like mine that require lots of movement, as well as sport and athletic activities.
Adjusting the Brace
Initially, I applied the brace around my midsection, tightened it, and started working. However, after only a few minutes, I noticed it becoming a bit loose. As I climbed up and down the ladder carrying bundles of lumber, it seemed to become looser and looser.
After a couple of minutes of troubleshooting, I noticed I was wearing the brace incorrectly, as it was slipping down my body.
I realized I needed to lower the brace down to below the stomach area, so it would stay in place and provide adequate support to my lumbar spine and lower back muscles. Unfortunately, it took me a couple of hours to realize this, but once I did, I got it positioned correctly and tightened it.
After that point, whenever I noticed it was becoming loose, I simply pulled the attached band to tighten it and it would compress my lower back once again.
My favorite feature of the brace itself is its amazing tightening system. It is a simple strap that you grab and pull to tighten. Nothing could be easier. The built-in cord system allows for precise tightness, and unlike other braces on the market, there is no need to un-strap and re-strap sticky Velcro pieces.
The Day After
In the past, I have typically worked around the house and completed my workouts without using a brace, and I inevitably end up with a sore, stiff back the next day. After wearing this brace, I had no pain or back stiffness at all the next day. It really worked!
Despite a full day of hard work, bending, and pulling, I felt no pain, no strain, and no pulled muscles or discomfort in my back. I felt as though I could do the same work again easily.
Braceability Spine Sport: The Pros
Braceability is the most flexible lower back brace available. This makes it the absolute best option for women who have active jobs, engage in physical exercise, or simply prefer a brace they can use when up and on the move.
The brace also features more built-in technology than any other brace available on the market today. Its design – from fabric choice to tightening mechanisms – is the culmination of thousands of hours of research and technical expertise from the ergonomic industry.
The brace is also the most comfortable posture correcting brace I have personally tried. There are no uncomfortable clasps or straps, and it remains comfortable and well-positioned on the body even with movement.
Finally, Braceability Spine Sport features a very convenient tightening system. The brace can be tightened by the wearer, eliminating the need to ask someone to help adjust it. The convenience of tightening the brace ensures the wearer is receiving the maximum benefit of wearing the brace at all times.
Braceability Spine Sport: The Cons
One of the negative aspects of this postural brace is the need for continual tightening during use. Once applied, the user must be vigilant to continually tighten the brace to receive optimum benefit from wearing it.
The other main aspect of the brace is that it provides low posture support only. For me, this was completely fine, since most of my postural issues are related to the lumbar spine and surrounding musculature.
How Braceability Improved My Posture
There is no one single solution to achieving perfect posture. However, the Braceability Spine Sport does enable you to sit up straight and engage your core muscles while seated, while also keeping your lower back in the correct position for working or sitting.
The next day after using the Braceability Spine Sport brace, I not only had excellent posture, but I also had no pain, strain, or aches to my back, as I usually would after this type of work.
Using a traditional posture brace such as the Bax-U, you are in a relatively stiff, immobile position, and it is impossible to make quick movements and maintain the flexibility required for exercise and work around the house. The Braceability Spine Sport, however, gives both back compression and spinal support while also allowing for flexibility and a full range of motion.
I plan on testing every posture corrector you can buy including braces, posture solutions at a computer, posture chairs, and smart posture devices. I blog about the products here. Drop me a line anytime for questions and I'll try to help!
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