Research carried out using an unbranded lumbosacral lower back belt, on patients suffering from chronic non-specific lower back pain, has shown that after 4 weeks of use, they were in less pain. Interestingly the study also showed that long-term use of such soft back belts, had no long term effect on lower back trunk muscle strength, endurance, proprioception or electromyographic (electrical) activity.

Samani M, Shirazi ZR, Hadadi M, Sobhani S. A randomized controlled trial comparing the long-term use of soft lumbosacral orthoses at two different pressures in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2019 Oct;69:87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.07.003. Epub 2019 Jul 5. PMID: 31302494.

Disclaimer: As all back pain conditions are different, professional independent medical advice should be taken before acting on any of the information given in this article.

Author: Angus Macnab
Academic Researcher into Simple Mechanical Chronic Low Back Pain/Medical Biochemist/ REPS Gym Instructor

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