Types of back supports
With such a huge range of back supports and braces available how do you know which is the best back support for you? The two things to consider are support level and comfort. Support level is related more to back support design, whereas confort is often about the technology and types of material used.
Basic wrap around back supports
Whilst all backs supports by their nature wrap around, this type of back support does not have any additional straps or internal metal components. As a result, they provide the lowest level of support and are sometimes called heat retainers, rather than back braces or supports.
The Neoprene Back Support is ideal of you want to retain as much movement as possible, yet gain a little extra support and protection for your back. Neoprene retains body heat which stimulates blood flow which enables muscles to relax work more efficiently.
Back braces with additional support
Both the Ultimate Back Support and the Advanced Back support With Adjustable Tension have additional components for extra support.
The Ultimate Back Support has surgical springs at the back to protect the lumbar spine and wrap around straps so the support can be pulled as tight as comfortable. These extra straps make a large difference to the amount of support provided.
The Advanced Back Support With Adjustable Tension has a cable system which is adjusted to increase the support level as needed, making it an even more supportive back brace.