One big mistake made by one of our customers was to stop wearing the VertiBaX Core Lumbar Healthcare Sensory Belt VB119. Having had two operations on the L5/S1 region of the lower back he felt strong and suffered no pain. The problem is as his chiropractor told him; once a glass back, always a glass back!" and the simple activity of trimming a hedge without any back support protection resulted in a major disc prolapse at L5 and so far two months of deep pain, minimum fun and lots of frustration.
Back pain management is a real issue and it is becoming increasingly clear that those who have suffered in the past will always have a weakness and can benefit from self help aids around the home, whilst at work and whilst enjoying recreational activities at whatever level possible. One major way of protecting the discs from excessive stress is to maintain good posture at all times. Two products that we strongly recommend are the Slimline Seat Wedge to help assist with posture on an office chair and in the car, the 5"D shaped lumbar roll to help maintain the "S" shaped curvature of the spine whilst sitting and the Core Lumbar Healthcare Sensory Belt, which is worn all day every day under clothes, is lightweight reminding the body to maintain posture whilst standing, triggering sensory receptors in the core helping the brain to remember where its core is and prevent slouching, thus reducing stress and strain on the discs in the lower spine. Just simple things that can really make a difference without too much expense!
Disclaimer: As all medical conditions are unique to the individual, if any of the details provided in the article are unclear in any way, professional independent medical advice should be taken before acting upon any of the information given.