Posture corrector brace sales have boomed in Canada over the past few years along with the growing need for upper back support. This is the result of more people becoming aware of the effectiveness of these braces in reducing low back pain. Posture supports are also invaluable to individuals in Canada seeking corrective braces to combat long term back problems. These include conditions like osteoarthritis and degenerative spinal disease.
In contrast to most other types of back brace, you wear posture braces on your upper back. They will help by constantly reminding you to keep your shoulders straight. By so doing, they help the wearer to maintain proper inward spinal curvature – known as lordosis. In turn, this keeps the lower back from bearing too much of the weight of the upper body. The result is less risk of developing low back pain later in life.
Be careful to supplement your use of a posture corrector with exercises that strengthen your core, back, hips and glutes. If you don’t, your posture corrector use may actually weaken your back muscles as those muscles become dependent on the brace. That may actually worsen your posture problem over the long term.
Low back pain is one of the most widely experienced injuries in Canada, affecting around one third of Canadians at some point in their lives. As a result, posture corrector brace sales in stores throughout Canada have grown steadily.
What To Look For In The Best Posture Supports
The best posture corrector braces are lightweight and should feel natural and comfortable when your back is in its neutral position. The brace should gently correct your posture if you deviate from proper posture by slouching or “hunching” your shoulders forward. It should not force you to adopt proper posture but gently remind you to maintain it. If your posture support is also breathable, that will go a long way towards making it easier to wear over long periods.