How Does this Back Support Help with Low Back Pain?
The MAC (mechanical advantage corset) brace provides the compression and support for pain in the lower back. It is designed for back pain as it comfortably curves to the body. The mechanical pulley system allows you to adjust with the pull of one hand in only one second. This lumbosacral corset provides this needed support with a 3:1 compression ratio and control in the lower back. It also provides the feeling of a chair, providing support and stabilization to the lumbar area.
Constructed of a moisture wicking mesh material that makes the back brace breathable and lightweight compared to most other back braces. It is also as thin as a belt - so you can wear it under or over your clothing, whichever you prefer.
If you are looking for a lower profile of this version, check out this low profile back corset. This brace is less bulky for small or petite individuals. It provides support while still being effective and small around the lower back and spine. The abdominal closure measures up to 6 inches in the front and up to 8.5” in the back of the brace.
This back brace for lower back pain covers more area between areas of back lower pain than the low profile option and is a good step down brace from bulkier back and spine braces. The larger sizes of this brace (XL and 2XL) measure 10” tall in the back and 7” in the front. Smaller sizes measure 9” in the back and 7” in the front as well.
If you are needing a more rigid brace that can treat more serious injuries, the MAC plus back brace is a better option for you. It can help to treat many sources of chronic low back pain such as bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, spondylolisthesis or a compression fracture of the spine. This brace also includes a rigid tall back panel that helps to support the lower back. Since it includes this back panel it can be reimbursed for insurance purposes using insurance L code L0630.
Treating Back Muscle Strain, Sprain & Lumbar Pain
This lumbar back belt provides the power, comfort, control, and support of pain in the back that users expect from a lower back brace. The corset style back brace is well suited for mild back sprains and strains, lower back pain, and arthritis of the back. Learn more about the various types of back injuries.
While it is works well with more minor back pain injuries, it also still helps to fight the painful symptoms of many of the same injuries and recovery from backaches. It works well in surgery recovery alongside back exercises and back treatment.
A period of rest and activity modification to minimize stress on the back is also recommended. Other steps when it comes to treating lumbar pain at home include using ice and heat therapy to manage pain, inflammation and stiffness.
Frequently Asked Questions about the MAC Corset Back Brace
How do I apply the back brace?
Open and extend the brace. The panel with the handle should be on the left. Center the brace on your lower back, and wrap the sides around the abdomen and secure with the right side overlapping the left. Then pull the handle to the desired tension and place the handle on the Velcro strip so that it attaches securely.
How do I know what size to get?
Measure the circumference around your waist at the narrowest part of your torso, and refer to the sizing chart. This back brace fits waist circumferences 25”-50”.
Can I wash the brace?
Yes, hand wash the brace with mild soap and blot with towel or air dry, no sun or bleach.
Can I sleep in the brace?
This back brace can be worn when sleeping. However, if you sleep on your back the knobs on the back may irritate you while sleeping. If you are looking for a brace that you can sleep in, check out this comfortable sleeping back brace for your low back pain.
Can I workout or exercise in the back brace?
Yes, thanks to the lightweight design of this brace you will be able to exercise and work out in the back brace comfortably.
What conditions does this back brace treat?
This brace is indicated to treat conditions such as mild lower back pain, back strains, lumbar strain, back sprains, sprained back muscles, arthritis of the back, post-surgery protection, etc.
|Small||25" - 30"|
|Medium||30" - 35"|
|Large||35" - 40"|
|X-Large||40" - 45"|
|2X-Large||45" - 50"|
|All measurements taken in inches|