If you’ve ever suffered from back pain, you’re not alone.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, over 31 million Americans suffer from back pain, while low back pain in general is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
It’s a global problem, and one that we haven’t been able to solve, despite spending over $50 billion on treatments each year – and that’s just in the U.S!
There are so many contributing factors to back pain that it can be hard to nail down exactly what caused your injury.
Was it the 40 hours you spent sitting in an office chair last week? The 20 pounds of dog food that you slung into your cart at the grocery store? Did you forget to stretch before hitting the gym?
For those of us with an active lifestyle, it was a probably a combination of all that and more. But, don’t worry – that’s where we come in.
That’s right, you heard me, corsets can help with back pain! By working with your body, a corset can help reduce the risk of injury and prevent future back pain.
Corsets Improve Posture
Remember when your mom and dad were always telling you to stand up straight? Turns out, they were right.
A major source of back pain in adulthood is poor posture, especially when accompanied by long hours sitting at a desk, staring at phone, or past injuries.
When you wear a corset, there’s not much room for slouching.
Your spine is held straight, and, as a result, you stand up taller. If you’re new to corsets, this may be uncomfortable in the beginning – after all, your spine is probably not used to being in this position!
However, the more you wear it, the easier it will become, which brings us to our next point…
Corsets Strengthen Back Muscles
After a few months of frequent corset wear, you should notice a marked improvement in your posture even when the corset is off.
This means that the muscles in your back are beginning to strengthen.
However, getting to this point will take diligence.
If you want to strengthen your back muscles by wearing a corset, build time to wear it into your regular routine. For instance, if you work at a desk, wear it for a few hours each day while you work.
Wear it while you make dinner, fold laundry, or watch TV, just wear it.
Training a muscle doesn’t happen overnight, especially if you’ve had poor habits or injuries in the past.
It will take time and dedication, but, as time passes, you’ll be feeling stronger, healthier, and possibly seeing additional benefits that you didn’t expect.
Some corset wearers have reported improved neck and shoulder tension, as well as less frequent and painful migraines.
Corsets Provide Lumbar Support
The lumbar region, or lower back, is the most common type of back pain and the leading cause of disability worldwide.
There are many products on the market for lumbar support in the form of cushions, chairs, and waistbands, but none are quite as effective as the corset.
Lumbar supports work by aligning the back into a neutral position, which is exactly what a corset does.
If you want an overbust or underbust is up to you (more on that in a minute), but any of the corsets in our collection will provide lumbar support and get you on the path to a stronger back.
The Elvira works well with longer torsos, while the Kelly and Jenna are favorites for those of a more average height. When finding your perfect size, don’t forget to select the “torso length” filter on our homepage.
Corsets Make You Bend At The Knees – Just Like You’re Supposed To!
We all know we should “lift with our back, not with our knees,” but this all-too-common mistake can lead to serious back pain.
When wearing a corset, you simply can’t bend over and pick something up in a way that will injure your back. Instead, you’ll have to bend at the knees in a deep curtsy.
Now, we’re not necessarily suggesting that you’d want to pick up the kid’s playroom while wearing a corset, but if you fall victim to this type of injury often, wearing a corset can be a simple way to avoid it.
Corsets Help Support Heavy Busts
Large busts can put strain on the neck, which puts strain the back, which, over time, can lead to pain.
Some women suffer from such serious bust-related back pain that they even opt to have a breast reduction.
A heavy bust can be uncomfortable in a lot of ways, not least of which is never feeling fully supported. And when you don’t feel supported, you slouch, then you get back pain …. it’s a vicious, vicious cycle.
However, an overbust corset can put an end to all of that.
While an underbust corset encircles the waist, an overbust comes up over the breasts, forming a sort of strapless bra.
Unlike a bra, however, there are no straps to pull your shoulders forward or neck down.
In fact, if you have a heavy bust, you might feel yourself feeling more comfortable than ever before when wearing a corset!
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My name is Rachel, I am the owner of Glamorous Corset, a small business founded by me in 2010. Back In 2005, I was in a car accident that left me with a herniated disk. Much to my surprise I learned steel boned corsets were beneficial to several medical injuries including mine. I was always intrigued with corsetry, their history and their beautiful aesthetic. I love sharing knowledge about corsets, educating my wonderful readers and breaking the negative stigma related to corsetry. In combination with my years of research and personal experience I hope my articles are useful and can help anyone who has struggled with some of the same things I have. More about me…