Back Pain

Question
Posted by: | 2017/04/25

Q.

Posture brace

Could you recommend a good posture brace? I'd like to retrain my muscles for good posture. The exercises I've done isn't working as well as I'd hoped. I also have very stiff back muscles, and wonder if this may complicate correcting my posture.

Expert's Reply

A.

Backache expert
- 2017/04/26

Good day,

Our posture is moulded over 24 hours of each day. This means, that even your sleep posture plays a role.

To answer your question: strengthened back muscles are allways better for your muscular health, than wearing a brace. The problem with a brace is that it prevents movement, and therefore, you do not strengthen optimally.

My suggestion is that you continue with your exercises, consider doing other exercises as well; and alter your posture often during the day, as well as when sleeping.

All the best,
Susan Grobler

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