FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do posture braces actually work?
Posture braces, like a posture corrector, can help with bad posture but you have to set realistic expectations. They can help extend the muscles in the back and shoulders, however, if you have a serious spinal issue, it may only be curable through surgery. While posture braces can help you keep your back straighter and prevent back and neck pain, you will also need to include regular stretching and strengthening exercises into your routine to permanently correct bad posture.
Are posture braces bad for you?
No. In general, posture braces are not bad for you. When used properly and in conjunction with a therapy plan overseen by a healthcare professional, posture correctors can be very helpful. Be sure to follow the instructions and follow up with whatever strengthening exercises your doctor or specialist recommends. Posture braces can help support other therapies and prevent pain from developing due to bad posture throughout the day.
Can you correct years of bad posture?
Depending on the severity of the issue, you can correct years of bad posture but it can take time and effort. A posture corrector can help you slowly stretch muscles in your back and shoulders that have been caving in for so long. This can be excellent support for posture exercises and back strengthening exercises. Particularly severe issues, like a hunched back or curved shoulders, may need surgical intervention or could be irreversible depending on how severe the damage is.
How can I fix my posture permanently?
A posture corrector can help you train your body to maintain better posture for longer periods of time. You may only be able to start out by wearing it for a few minutes at a time, but slowly, your tolerance will improve and so will your posture. You can also try using back, abdominal & hip braces to correct posture from your lower back to your neck. Fixing posture permanently requires time and patience. Posture correctors can slowly help to expand your back and shoulder and help you feel less pressure or pain when standing correctly.
Can I wear a posture corrector all day?
You should not wear a posture corrector for the entire day. The goal is to train your own body to mimic these movements on its own. You should wear a posture brace for no more than a few hours per day. Otherwise, your body will simply learn to depend on the brace to stand straight. Instead, wear your posture brace for 30 to 60 minutes a time a few times a day. This will allow your muscles to relax and help them develop the reflex on their own.
Can you sleep with a posture corrector?
No, it is not recommended to sleep with a posture corrector. You should be wearing it during waking hours as it is a training device that is aimed to help you learn how to maintain posture on your own. It is recommended to sleep with back supports if you have pain but a posture corrector is not recommended while sleeping.
How long does it take for a posture corrector to work?
You may start to notice yourself getting more comfortable with a posture corrector after about two weeks of use. But you won't begin to see real results for a few months. Remember, training your back muscles to remain straight after years of doing just the opposite is a challenge. In the first two to three months, you will likely notice less pain in areas like your neck, shoulders, or even lower back. Continue to wear your posture brace and strengthen your back and shoulders by exercising to see some real results.
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