Perhaps you have thrown out your back doing pilates or you have a compressed disc from an old football injury, whatever your reason for looking into buying a Back Support here's 5 things you should consider before you purchase.
5 Tips for Choosing the Right Magnetic Back Support For You
- What type of injury do you have and how bad is it?When it comes to your back pain it is always best to check with your doctor first to ensure you don't have a more serious injury before trying to treat it at home. When you're dealing with the spine it is better to be safe than sorry.
- What materials is the Back Support made with?When choosing a support it is always a good idea to look at the durability of the materials it is made with. This is important because obviously if it is made from cheap or weak material you won't get the support you need and it won't last for very long. Also another important factor in choosing the right material is if it is washable. Usually a back support is worn close to the skin for extended periods of time, this can make you sweat which obviously will lead to the support needing to be cleaned. Ensure that the material used can withstand a good washing from time to time.
- What is the strength of the magnets that are being used in your Back Support or are there magnets at all?You'll find many types of Back Supports available in today's market, some with magnets and some without. We obviously believe that the added benefits of magnets may help and why not add them if you are looking for that extra support? Especially when the prices are on par with supports without magnets.The minimum gauss rating for a Back Support should be 1000+ otherwise the magnets will not penetrate through the fabric of the support and into the body. Always keep in mind as well, the closer you wear your support to your skin the better potential effect the therapeutic magnets may have.
- When will you be wearing the support?Will you be wearing your support as much as possible? Will you be wearing it while sitting at home watching TV and recovering, or will you be up and about throughout the day wearing it?The biggest difference between the different supports that are on the market is the flexibility that is offered. Think about when you want to be wearing your support. If you are looking for optimal support with minimal flexibility you should look for a support with hard ribbing sewn into the fabric. If you are looking for optimal flexibility with good support look for a support with strong fabric that will give you support but not limit your flexibility too greatly.
- What is the return policy?Every support should have a great return policy, if it doesn't do what you hope it will do you should be allowed to return it. Make sure you check what a supports return policy is before you buy it and if it is not readily available or hard to understand maybe it's best to avoid that one. An example of a good return policy is one that will allow you to try out the product for a set amount of time, giving you a ample opportunity to wear it and find out if the magnets/support are right for you. Make sure you read the fine print and keep receipts to ensure you will get a full refund if you decide you need one.
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