Posture means that you should get it straight. This is the only ideology is enough to save you from a lot of problems at the old age. You must start wondering what does wrong posture mean? Well, in short, it means that you do not treat your body the way it must be and unknowingly welcome a lot of problems like backache, spinal cord issues, neck pain, difficulty in moving your back after sitting or sleeping for long hours and so on. These are all the outcome of your bad posture which you love so much all the day and even during the night that you don’t even realize its impact on your health.
Often doctors advice some braces that act as a corrective measure that keeps your back straight all the time, not forcibly but it does not let it droop or remain bend like it remains otherwise. You can find a lot of different manufacturers claiming to be certified by orthopediatrics but still you will find that not all of them stand true to their name. Thus, it needs a little bit of research based on user reviews and other surveys to decide which ones are good and which ones do a fairly good job without spending a fortune. This information is not only of sheer importance to budget friendly customers, but is a holy grail for all those, mostly everyone, who do not take care of their posture and ignore the consequences at the early stages.
1. EquiFit Shoulders Back Lite
It is a garment like the vest that is available for ladies and gents with different designs. They are available in different colors like off-white, white and black. They are laced with Velcro straps which secure the vest to your back and the shoulder. It weighs around one pound for all the models irrespective of variations for males and females. This is primarily because the corrective garment is mostly on the back and it does not make a lot of difference in the design. It is available in three sizes varying with the chest size. The children size go up to 24 inches, the medium size goes up to 38 inches and the larger one goes up to 50 inches.
You can easily wear it under your clothes. You can adjust the tightness using the Velcro straps so that it gently pulls your back and keeps it straight. You can use it indoors, outdoors, in your office, which is actually the most recommended time to use it, and while driving or riding. It essentially helps you maintain a straight back irrespective of your job and gradually trains your mind to remember to continue in that posture even after you remove it.
2. Posture Corrective Brace By FootSmart
This comes with soft and non-elastic straps which do not create a binding effect on your skin. It is available in white color. It comes with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure that provides support and secures it to your body, instead of Velcro straps. The terry cloth lining keeps your back dry for long usage. The material consists of 60% polyester, 17% rubber, 15% nylon and 8% cotton. You can easily wash it with mild detergent and dry in under the sun and use it as usual. It is available in sizes varying between 22 inches to 46 inches to suit all chest sizes and all age groups.
The non-usage of Velcro straps helps it to be washed with water without affecting the bindings that secure it to your body. The elimination of elastic to stretch your back keeps your skin safe, avoids blood clot in muscles due to stretching. You can wear in under your clothes and it is a light weight product. The protective lining of terry keeps your back dry so that you do not need to wear extra clothing under it. It has hooks and loops to adjust the length of straps and tighten it to keep your back straight.
3. Cincher Tan Women’s Back Support
This product is aimed entirely at the female population. It is manufactured in USA and provides support to the complete back from the neck till the rear end. It is available in three colors, that is white, black and cream. It is available for women of all shapes and sizes and has a vast range varying with your hip size, that is from S(small) to XXX(ultra large) and having 11 stops in between. It is made up of nylon and spandex, provides vertical support and has non-elastic hook-and-loop closure.
It can be easily worn under your clothes without being noticeable as it is very thin and strong. It has a mesh that provides vertical support to your back from the neck to the abdomen. It is really light weight. There are loops and straps that secure it instead of Velcro. This adds longevity to the product. You do not need extra clothing under it and it does not sweat and is just like another garment. You can use in indoors or under casual clothes too. This also makes it machine washable and dried in the sun. It compresses your abdomen and lower back to make you look slimmer.
4. Deluxe Clavicle Support For Fractures, Sprains, Shoulder Posture Support – MD
This is targeted to all age groups and is available in five sizes, that is, xtra-small, small, medium, large and xtra-large. This has minimal lining consisting of a criss-cross belt that supports your shoulder and the back from underneath. It has easy on/off buckles. It pulls your shoulder back and aligns the clavicle to your back for a straight posture. It has extra soft paddings that absorb moisture and keeps you dry. It is usually suggested in sprains, fractures and other minor backbone issues.
You can wear it under your clothes, but you can also add an extra layer of clothing under it. It is washable and dried in the sun. It is hassle free to use because of easy on and off buckle that can be used to secure it to your shoulder and back. The criss-cross belts can be adjusted using the two straps at the back. You can always take someone else’s help to secure it properly to your back. It has extra soft padding that does not let you feel rough and at the same time provides comfort to your back. There is enough space that provides adequate ventilation.
5. Faburo Adjustable Back Brace For Posture Correction And Back Pain Support – UNISEX
This model has a unisex design and is suitable fro both males and females at the same time. It comes in white and black color. It can fit a large range of chest sizes varying from as small as 26 inches for children to as large as 40 inches for adults. It has straps to secure it to your back. It provides support to the entire back from the mid-spine to the lower back. It is easily washable in machine, but a hand wash is preferable with line dry. It is made up of thin yet strong material. It is light weight and soft on your skin to avoid any extra under clothing.
It can be worn indoors and as well as outdoors during office work, outings or exercise and yoga. You can wear it under your clothes as it is light weight and fits your body shape and size. The straps are at the sides that are adjustable till it fits your back and pulls it in straight alignment. It wraps around your lower waist and abdomen to make it feel slimmer and compresses it to align it to your back. It provides vertical and lateral support for your back.