Back support belt

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
I hurt my back so I want to get a back support belt but which ones are any good.

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  • LegacoidLegacoid Forumite
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    Is this for support when lifting weights in the gym, or more generally for daily life?

    If it's for daily life I'd be more inclined to spend my money on a couple of trips to a decent physiotherapist or even a well-qualified PT to get an exercise program to fix any weaknesses/imbalances you have and prevent a similar injury happening again. Long term a belt may actually contribute to your problem.
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    Legacoid wrote: »
    Is this for support when lifting weights in the gym, or more generally for daily life?

    If it's for daily life I'd be more inclined to spend my money on a couple of trips to a decent physiotherapist or even a well-qualified PT to get an exercise program to fix any weaknesses/imbalances you have and prevent a similar injury happening again. Long term a belt may actually contribute to your problem.
    When I hurt my back the doctor sent me to the physiotherapist assessment unit at the hospital and they told me to exercise but they didn't really say what exercises I should do apart from swinging my arms around like an helicopter. I only want the belt while in blackpool as I don't want to hurt my back when I go on the rides with my daughter.
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    burtons wrote: »
    When I hurt my back the doctor sent me to the physiotherapist assessment unit at the hospital and they told me to exercise but they didn't really say what exercises I should do apart from swinging my arms around like an helicopter. I only want the belt while in blackpool as I don't want to hurt my back when I go on the rides with my daughter.
    I'm not sure a body belt will protect your back if you're planning on going on the more serious rides.

    I think the big rides may have a disclaimer about not riding if you're pregnant, have a bad back etc.
    Of course, I'm sure you'll be fine on the teacups ride.
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