What is a good back brace style for posture?

DinosaurDinosaur Members Posts: 1,986 ✭✭
edited Mar 7, 2019 7:13pm in Golf Style and Accessories #1
I saw an ad on my feed regarding full length back brace that is supposed to help with posture, i.e. prevent "C" or "S" curvature. The design seems to make sense to me, in that nothing shows from the front except the shoulder straps like in a back pack. Offers lumbar support and fully adjustable according to the write-up. I would also like something for everyday use in hopes of developing more of an upright posture in lieu of my senior "slouch".



Do any of you health guru's have any recommendations?
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  • Club GuruClub Guru Members Posts: 101 ✭✭
    I had an L4-L5 microdiskceptomy to remove herniations from discs. I couldn’t play golf for years after because my back would get to a point during every round where I was simply protecting. I also couldn’t practice much at all.



    The game changer for me was buying the thinnest lower back support braces available. Turns out there isn’t any product made specifically for golf with the goal of minimal material and maximum support. In the end I found the braces available at your drug store (rite aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc) are the best option because they try to drive down costs with less material than “higher quality products”.



    Those back braces I described are great for anything including golf.



    Side note - I feel like the brace keeps my posture better and more consistent throughout the round than it was prior to my injury and without a brace. One negative may be that the brace can make it more difficult to clear your hips (although that may just be me or anyone subconsciously protecting their back).



    I’ve tried the upper back braces with suspended like straps. It gets your shoulders back in good posture but does nothing for lower back pain (IMO).



    Good luck. Back pain and golf are the worst combo ever.
  • DinosaurDinosaur Members Posts: 1,986 ✭✭
    Club Guru wrote:


    I had an L4-L5 microdiskceptomy to remove herniations from discs. I couldn’t play golf for years after because my back would get to a point during every round where I was simply protecting. I also couldn’t practice much at all.



    The game changer for me was buying the thinnest lower back support braces available. Turns out there isn’t any product made specifically for golf with the goal of minimal material and maximum support. In the end I found the braces available at your drug store (rite aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc) are the best option because they try to drive down costs with less material than “higher quality products”.



    Those back braces I described are great for anything including golf.



    Side note - I feel like the brace keeps my posture better and more consistent throughout the round than it was prior to my injury and without a brace. One negative may be that the brace can make it more difficult to clear your hips (although that may just be me or anyone subconsciously protecting their back).



    I’ve tried the upper back braces with suspended like straps. It gets your shoulders back in good posture but does nothing for lower back pain (IMO).



    Good luck. Back pain and golf are the worst combo ever.




    Thank you for the reply. I went ahead and ordered the back brace. It is from StanleyMadness and the ad says "for golf posture". The one I saw was long enough to cover the lower back . I would not be surprised if they advertise on many sports forums and claim the same specificity. In any event, I will see. It only costs around $25.
    "Non rinunciare mai quello
    che desideri...."
    Go with what you know!
  • DinosaurDinosaur Members Posts: 1,986 ✭✭
    edited Mar 22, 2019 11:10pm #4

    for any curious followers. The back brace from StanleyMadness arrived. It is pretty thin and a bit like Spandex. The package was 6 in x 8 i n, but seems to do the job. A little tight fit around the shoulders and under arm pits, suggest ordering 1 or 2 sizes larger. I will wear this with an additional belt type brace for the lower back. Hopefully it will not chafe during around. First observation I can make is that it does "feel" like it is helping with posture. We shall see. You get what you pay for.

    "Non rinunciare mai quello
    che desideri...."
    Go with what you know!
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