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Upper back lifting brace?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
ok so i've been looking for a lifting back brace for my girlfriend. she is a cashier at a grocery store and spends all day long picking up fairly heavy products. she has to reach over the belt and bend her upper back and pick up items out of peoples carts over and over and this has caused her sometimes severe back pain right in between her shoulder blades. my question is will a conventional lifting back brace help her out?

https://store. orthoathletic.com/product/70-160.html

or is there is brace built specifically for the upper back that would be more helpful to her. any advice at all is appreciated, thanks.


  • Hi Evan and Welcome,

    I would suggest your girlfriend would look into a Posture support belt or even a posture support bra for upper back. I've seen the belts at pharmacy type stores. These will help keep the back straight while lifting but the store may have things she could ask for as well.

    Grocery stores have wands that can extend for scanning. Sounds like she may need to have a conversation with manager to supply a wand for scanning and a lumbar belt like the grocery stockers wear. The lumbar belt is great for constant lifting and will help some with upper back. Management have funds and access to safety materials for workers. Especially if it's a national chain they probably have a safety committee. I use to be an accounting manager for a national chain and they usually have a person in charge of safety classes and materials. Hope these suggestions help. :)

    Take care

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