What Does a Compression Back Brace Do?
A compression back brace (also called a lower back compression wrap) primarily serves to limit the motion of the lower back and provide support to the muscles and ligaments in that area. This support helps to reduce the strain on the lower back and can relieve pain and discomfort.
Compression back braces and wraps can help address various conditions that cause lower back pain. They are also used as a preventative measure for people with jobs or hobbies requiring prolonged sitting or standing, heavy lifting, or repetitive bending.
Who is the Nufabrx Lower Back Compression Wrap made for?
The Nufabrx lower back compression wrap can benefit individuals who experience pain, discomfort, or swelling in the lower back region. These individuals may have suffered an injury to the lower back, such as a strain or sprain, or have chronic conditions, such as arthritis or degenerative disc disease.
For individuals seeking general pain relief, compression wraps can reduce pain in the lower back by providing compression and support to the muscles and ligaments in the area. In the case of muscle strains or sprains, a compression wrap can help reduce inflammation and support the muscles and ligaments in the lower back region, which can help to speed up the healing process. Additionally, individuals with chronic conditions such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis may use a compression wrap to reduce pain and inflammation.
Athletes and individuals who engage in activities that stress the lower back, such as weightlifting or long periods of standing or sitting, may also benefit from a lower back compression wrap. The compression provided by the wrap can provide support, reduce muscle fatigue, and promote recovery.
Pregnant women may also benefit from a lower back compression wrap, as the baby's added weight can strain the lower back and cause discomfort. A compression wrap can help alleviate this discomfort and support the lower back.
Is the Nufabrx Lower Back Compression Wrap medicine infused?
Yes! The Nufabrx wrap attacks pain at the source by safely delivering contact-activated pain relief directly into the skin. We designed the wrap’s innovative HealthWear® technology to deliver relief for muscle strains, general soreness, and a wide array of lower back ailments. We also designed the wrap for repeated use so the embedded medicine remains effective for multiple washes. Additionally, once the wrap’s medicine has dissipated, its compressive benefits remain.
Nufabrx lower back compression wraps consist of nylon and spandex. We weave medicine-infused fibers into key pain points in the garments as we stitch the wraps together. This technology means our HealthWear® products treat pain at the source and lasts 3x longer than pills, creams, or sprays.
What symptoms does the Nufabrx Back Compression Wrap help with?
Nufabrx lower back compression wraps help to alleviate general lower back soreness, muscle or ligament strain, and lower back trauma/acute injuries. The wraps also assist with low-back muscle support and post-workout recovery.
For optimum pain relief, begin by placing the wrap directly on the affected area’s skin. Then pull the ends of the wrap around to the front of your body. Lastly, connect the velcro sections to hold the wrap in place. Note that the lower back compression wrap must be placed directly on your skin for the medicine to be effective. (You can wear clothing over the wrap.) Do not use the Nufabrx wrap with other external analgesic products, a heating pad, or on damaged skin or wounds.
What else should I know about compression & back braces?
There are some common questions regarding back braces and compression. Here are two of the most important to understand:
Back Brace vs. Compression Back Brace / Lower Back Compression Wrap
What is the difference between a back brace and a lower back compression wrap (compression back brace)?
A back brace is a medical device designed to provide support and stability to the entire back, including the upper back, mid-back, and lower back. Back braces can be made from various materials, including rigid plastics, metals, or a combination of materials, and may be prescribed for specific medical conditions or injuries.
A lower back compression wrap (or compression back brace), on the other hand, is designed to provide compression and support specifically to the lower back region. These are typically made of elastic or neoprene materials designed to limit motion and compress the lower back muscles and ligaments. (For example, Nufabrx compression wraps are made of nylon and spandex for this purpose.)
While there is some overlap in the function of back braces and compression wraps, they are designed to address different areas of the back and may be used for different medical conditions or injuries. Therefore, it is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine whether a back brace or a lower back compression wrap is appropriate for your needs.
Medical-Grade vs. Non-Medical-Grade
What is the difference between medical-grade compression and non-medical-grade?
Compression levels in compression sleeves, wraps, and braces are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Different compression levels serve different purposes, so choosing the appropriate compression for your needs is essential.
For example, medical-grade compression is used for treating diagnosed medical conditions under the guidance of a medical professional. Medical-grade compression begins at 20 mmHg and goes up to 40+ mmHg.
Non-medical-grade compression (below 20 mmHg) is suitable for general use and effective for relieving chronic pain and reducing stress on the body. This amount of compression is also safe to wear for extended periods.
However, Nufabrx has developed a whole new category of pain relief for everyday aches and pains, chronic pain, and workout recovery. Our lower back compression wraps combine the benefits of gentle, non-medical-grade compression with the pain-relieving power of contact-activated medicine. We call it HealthWear®, and it’s revolutionizing pain-relief.
If you need long-lasting relief from your lower back pain, try the Nufabrx lower back compression wrap today.