The BaxMAX is NOT a normal back brace.
Back braces have been around for 60+ years and most people have put one on at one time or another. A typical back brace uses elastic to tighten around the waist and hips to create compression and stabilize the core, which in many cases can provide short term relief for lower back pain. Back braces are also used for healing an acute lumbar issue such as a bulged/herniated disc or sciatica. Although back braces do not cure a condition, they are very useful in a treatment or “healing period”. Back braces are also worn for heavy physical activities if core muscles are not strong enough to support the activity.
How It Works
The BaxMAX is effecitve for a variety of uses. Whether you are using it for working around the house, exercise or fitness, or all day on your job, the BaxMAX is lightweight and comfortable to wear and provides you the exact amount of support you need to keep your lower back feeling great.
Why does a back brace need to be tight in order to be effective?
Eliminate the pain and support your core so there’s no cumbersome task you cannot take on.
Every day, your spine gets compressed with the natural forces of gravity. Under normal circumstances throughout the day you sit, stand, then sit again changing the angles and amount of compression that is forced onto the lumbar. However, if you stand for a long period of time (say for several hours at work) the amount of compression that is forced on the lumbar is extreme and can cause excessive force on the lumbar. This can cause the spine to either have too much curve (a condition called Lordosis), or have too much force placed on the discs. Much like standing, the same effect can also happen for sitting in one place for long periods. In the case where a person has an acute disc issue, such as a bulged disc, the additional force can cause additional pain and excacerbate the problem. Although an elastic back brace can help, it generally doesn’t get tight.