Back belts, or lumbar support belts, are generally lightweight belts worn around the lower back to provide support to the lumbar.Back belts are popular among workers across a number of industries—airline baggage handlers, warehouse workers, grocery clerks, etc.—specifically to prevent lifting injuries.
Flexi back splinting
Flexible back splinting on application takes the body shape for excellent Immobilization.
Highly porous elastic webbing improves ventilation and patient comfort.
Heat resistant rubber with high modulus of elasticity improves life of the belt.
Double pull mechanism ensures strong fastening for secure fitting around the waist and better immobilization.
Comfortable immobilization provided by the belt makes it an ideal belt for every day use in mild back ache.
How to use
Sit in ways to support your back.
You should sit as little as possible to reduce stress on your back.However, if you have a job that you are required to sit all day, this might not be possible. Even so, you should get up and walk around for a few minutes every hour. In addition, there are a few actions you can take to help you sit in a more supportive way.
Use a rolled up towel and put it between your lower back and the chair. This will help support your lower back and force your back into a more natural position while you sit.
Sit with your legs and feet at a right angle (perpendicular to the floor). Try to avoid crossing your legs or feet. This can put stress on your back and lower your blood flow in your lower extremities.
If your chair is too high, use a footrest to help you achieve the perpendicular position of your legs.
Support your back by sitting at the correct height.
There are some ways you can use the tools around you to support your back. Think about how you might adjust your surroundings to help support your back during your daily routine.
Adjust your computer chair so that your monitor is at eye level when you are sitting in a healthy posture (no back rounding or slouching).
Remove items from your pockets when sitting down. Sitting on your wallet or keys is not comfortable for your back.
Adjust your car seat so that your elbows are 90% parallel to the floor when your hands are placed on the steering wheel.
You can use exercise to teach your body how to create its own "back brace," performing core exercises that stabilize the spine.There are several exercises you can perform that will help keep you core strong and your back braced for lifting.
Try cat curls. Start on your hands and knees. Round your spine, tightening your abdominal muscles and allowing your head to drop. Hold for five seconds, then return to neutral. Then arch your back slightly, lifting your head (but not throwing it back). Hold for five seconds, then return to neutral.
To do a bridge, lie on your back with your knees bent, feet shoulder-width apart. Your arms should be at your side, you back in a neutral position. Tighten your abs and push yourself up from the floor, lifting your hips until your knees, hips, and shoulders are all in line. Hold for five seconds, then slowly release.
Use your back belt together with the practice of proper body mechanics and posture.
Wear your back belt whenever necessary, but as little as possible. Tighten your belt only during the strenuous part of an activity. For light tasks and breaks, loosen the belt.
Do not rely on your belt to increase your lifting capabilities.
Back belts should not replace good physical condition. Good strength and flexibility help a back stay healthy!
Be sure that your belt is properly sized, is comfortable and is appropriate for your tasks.