According to the Centers for Disease Control, over one-third (35.7%) of Americans are considered obese. This number has been increasing in the last few years - making health problems related to obesity a large issue. To be considered ‘obese,’ you have an excess of body fat, which can greatly increase the risk of health issues. If you’re unsure if you’re considered a heavy individual, we’ve created an easy BMI calculator to help you understand what your current weight/fat ratio is.
Negative health effects of becoming obese include:
Aside from the conditions listed above, another common negative health effect of being plus size is having spinal/back issues. It’s been proven that the higher your BMI level is, the higher chance you have of experiencing lumbar back pain or injury. Carrying around extra weight can take a huge toll on the mechanisms of your back, especially your spinal discs, muscles, and bones. This excess weight shifts your center of gravity, resulting in your back working harder to hold your body in an upright position. To read more about why back pain is a side effect of obesity, check out our blog post!
Since many people are struggling with obesity, we understand the need for a brace that not only completely supports the back region allowing for back relief, but also helps make day-to-day activities easier. Wearing an obesity back brace can do wonders in relieving some of that tension placed on your spine due to the excess weight you’ve been carrying around. The numerous features of this big and tall back support belt help it stand out from the alternative products you can buy at the big box stores.
This elastic plus-size back support brace for males and females tapers from 10 ½” tall in the back to 6” in the front, giving your back full coverage and support while also preventing irritation in your abdomen region.
One of the best features of this plus size belt is that it fits all ranges of large individuals. You no longer have to be frustrated in finding a size that’s large enough for your specific body shape/size. The softback girdle fits hip circumferences of 42” up to 68”. If you’re looking for a smaller size, check out our large selection of back support belts to find the perfect brace for you!
The front and sides of the belt are made of a premium elastic material, allowing it to stretch and conform to your body. The adjustable elastic material is durable enough for everyday activities, such as walking or exercising. The backside of the brace is comprised of a soft, breathable foam/cloth laminate with polyurethane foam and cotton flannel fabric covering, making it comfortable against your skin. The lightweight aspect of the brace prevents sweating and allows you to wear it over or under your clothes, depending on your preference. All parts of this brace are latex-free.
Bariatric Back Brace Has Double-Pull Elastic Tension Straps to Provide Extra Compression
This back support brace features double-pull elastic tension straps in front to help increase the amount of confinement of the obesity back brace. The straps are easily adjusted on your own by pulling them out and away from your body until you reach the amount of compression you desire then simply secure the straps by the fastener.
There are four removable aluminum stays located on the backside of this back support belt for large men and women. These stays help prevent any uncomfortable rolling or bunching up of the brace. The stays enable you to wear the brace throughout your entire day without having to adjust or reposition the lumbosacral orthopedic brace.
The aluminum stays mentioned above can be bent to fit the shape of your lower back and add support to your lumbar spine. This feature adds to the customization of this bariatric support for a plus-size lady.
This obese back corset is simple and quick to apply! To put on the waist trainer, you secure the front closures first, then adjust the double-pull tension straps to add compression. You can apply this waist trimmer by yourself, without any assistance.
Yes! This extra-large back brace not only acts as a plus-size waist trainer that helps slim and trim down your stomach but makes you more active and energized. This supporter helps lift and compress your stomach to help lower the amount of stress placed on your spine - in turn, making your body feel healthier! You will no longer feel pain when trying to lose weight. Wearing plus size back braces can help prevent fatigue and shortness of breath while exercising or doing the activities you love.
This obesity back brace also helps promote good posture, which relieves the weight on the joints in your knees. If you’re experiencing knee pain due to being overweight, wearing an obesity knee sleeve is another pain relief option. Additionally, this 4x large back brace is a great post weight loss surgery brace because it helps compress the incision site to promote healing. Many individuals undergoing bariatric surgery find wearing a lower back/abdomen brace after the procedure can help tremendously during the recovery process.
i like it its strong
Relieves pain works well
I think it is maybe a bit small.. but it is painful to wear and slides if I move too much. So I assume it's the wrong size is the issue.
Im a bigger guy. This fits well and supports. However, I move around a great deal bending at the waist and sometimes squating. I found that two things happened the metal slats cam out and stabbed me in the back uncomfortable but I just readjusted them back in their pouches and it was fine. The part that irritated me was when I bent over the back stays in place but the front portion, having no metal stays, rolls or bunches. It would be nice to have some metal stays on the sides so this is alleviated. But overall has helped my back immensely.
Thanks for your feedback and I have passed on your suggestions to our Design Team for their review. We are glad to know though, this brace has helped you immensely! You do sound like you are quite active with moving and bending. Thank you again for your comments.
Fit was fine but It did not do anything for me. Not enough support.
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