Do’s and Don’ts of Your Back Brace

Some common questions about getting a back brace are when and how you should wear it and when should I not? The answer to this question varies based on your individual needs and why you require the back brace. The do’s and don’t’s of when to wear your back brace are fairly simply otherwise.


Wear your back brace correctly. This includes both structurally and per your doctor’s recommendations. If you are having trouble getting comfortable in you brace, consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor to get this addressed. The back brace will work best if worn correctly. It should be a correct size and type for you and your condition.

Wear your back brace with breathable clothes. The back brace is usually worn over top of a shirt so to avoid any discomfort or access dampness from sweat were breathable fabrics like cotton.

Position your back brace correctly. If you are prescribed a lumbar support back brace like this one, it should be worn correctly around your lower back.

Do Not’s

Rely solely on the back brace 100% or the time. A back brace is designed to assist with weakened core muscles, not replace them. Do as much as you can independently and use the back brace to added support.

Wear your back brace in the shower or while bathing. The back brace is fabric and will get wet which could cause irritation on your skin if the wet or damp fabric is left on for long periods of time.

Don’t borrow or lend a back brace. Back braces are fitted for your specific needs. You may think it saves a little money but in the long run, it could be causing more damage to you back.


There aren’t many rules to using a back brace. The important thing is to remember that a back brace is a medical equipment and should  be used with the same compliance and respect as with any medication or medical device.  Be sure to consult your doctor about any changes or differences you notice while using your back brace. Don’t stop using it or even begin using one without first speaking with your healthcare provide.

If you have a question about specifics back braces, give Aeroflow Bracing a call at 844-686-5539. Aeroflow is here to offer tips and support and can also provide you with the necessary information you need to start a conversation with your doctor about using a back brace. You can also check out some of Aeroflow Healthcare’s blogs on back braces and how they can be utilized to reduce pain. Don’t forget to also fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form to see you qualify for a free back brace through insurance.

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