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#1 Zoe Van Brunt

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:46 PM

Hi all. I'm in pre-production for a feature where I'll be doing a lot of handheld, and last time I did that much my back was hurting badly every day. I'm interested in purchasing a lumbar support brace, and I was wondering if any of you had a suggestion for a particular model or brand, from personal experience. Thanks!
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#2 Bob Hayes

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:16 PM

Work on your core strength by doing situps, crunches, and lower back exercises targeting the spinal erectors.
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#3 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:38 AM

They make a corset looking affair that uses velcro to cinch it up. Guys on loading docks and water delivery guys wear them. I'm sure you've seen them. Try this.

http://www.spineuniv...rticle2091.html .

I have one and have used it and it helps, but if you have a bad back, it can only do so much. Back srtengthing exercises is the best way to save you from problems in conjuction with something like this. Be careful though, you don't want to aggrevate an old injury.

Edited by Capt.Video, 01 April 2006 - 12:39 AM.

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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:39 AM

Also find someone who knows Hathayoga and can teach you a set of back and leg muscle stretching exercises. Strengthening exercises plus Hathayoga work together very well. A lot of back injuries are not only because the back isn't strong enough but also because it's very easy to injure tight muscles.
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