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How Is Obesity Directly Correlated with Lower Back Pain?
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 too much excess body fat in which threatens your health. 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.
The negative health effects of becoming obese:
- High blood pressure
- Cancer (breast, pancreas, colon, rectum, esophagus, and endometrium)
- Heart disease
- Sleeping issues (sleep apnea)
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!
How Does Wearing Back Braces for Lower Back Pain Help Obesity?
Since many people are struggling with obesity, we understand the need for a brace that not only completely supports the back region, but helps make day-to-day activities easier. Wearing an obesity support belt can do wonders in relieving some of that tension placed on your spine due to the excess weight you’ve been carrying around.
Features of This Lower Plus Size Back Brace Support
The numerous features of this lower back garment for super size individuals help it stand out from the alternative products you can buy at the big box stores.
Obesity Back Support Tapers in Length in the Front
This male elastic back brace 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.
Big and Tall Back Brace is Great for Those Ranging in Sizes XL-6XL
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!
Back Brace Plus Size is Comprised of Premium Elastic and Polyester Foam Material
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. The backside of the brace is comprised of a soft, breathable foam/cloth laminate with polyurethane foam and polyester 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 are latex-free.
60 Inch Back Brace Has Double-Pull Elastic Tension Straps to Provide Extra Compression
This back support brace for a guy features double-pull elastic tension straps in front to help increase the amount of confinement of the xxx 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 Velcro closures.
Back Brace for Overweight Features Removable Aluminum Stays Prevent Brace from Rolling/Bunching Up
There is four removable aluminum stays located on the backside of this back support belt for large men. 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.
Aluminum Stays in the XL Back Brace Can Be Contoured to Your Specific Body Shape
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.
Velcro Back Brace is Easily Adjusted and Applied
This obese back corset is simple and quick to apply! To put on the brace, you secure the front Velcro closures first, then adjust the double-pull tension straps to add compression. You can apply this brace by yourself, without any assistance.
Can This Bariatric Back Brace Help Promote Weight Loss?
Yes! This men’s extra-large back brace not only 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 big and tall 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. This 4x large back brace is a great post weight loss surgery brace as well 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Obesity Plus Size Back Support for a Man and Woman
What conditions does it help treat?
This obese belly support band can help treat moderate lower back pain, muscle strains, tears, or pulls, bulging discs, herniated discs, and hip pain. It helps those morbidly obese individuals suffering from excess pain in their lumbar back/spine.
Who can wear this lumbar compression brace?
The sizing options make it easy for both plus-size men and women to find a size that fits. This stomach band is for a larger person looking to ease their lower back pain related to obesity.
How do I know which size to get?
Please refer to our sizing chart.
How tall is the lower back obesity band?
The brace tapers from 10 ½” tall in the back to 6” in the front.
What is the brace made of?
- Front of the brace and tension straps: elastic
- Back panel: soft and breathable foam/cloth laminate with polyurethane foam and polyester fabric covering
- Removable stays: aluminum
- All parts are latex-free
How do I adjust the brace?
Grab the double-pull tension straps (located on the outside of the brace) and adjust them to make it either tighter or looser, then re-apply the Velcro closures.
How do I put on the brace?
Unhook all Velcro closures and lay the brace flat on the floor to identify the topside. The top has openings, which allow you to remove the metal stays. Next, position the brace behind your body so it’s centered on your back with the bottom of the brace sitting at the widest part of your hips. Fold the left side of the brace towards the middle of your stomach. Do the same with the right side but pull firmly and secure the Velcro closure. Repeat this process with the double-pull tension straps for your desired compression level.
When do I wear it? Can I sleep in the brace?
Thanks to the lightweight, latex-free material it's possible for you to wear this brace 24/7 if advised by your doctor. You can also sleep comfortably in this brace due to its soft material. It’s advised to speak with a medical professional before wearing a brace for an extended amount of time.
What color is it?
Can I wash the brace?
To wash the brace, first, remove stays and close all Velcro closures. Hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Do not use bleach. The brace should be air-dried. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.