Words By Melinda Toraya, Realigntech.
It is estimated that 70-90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form, at some point in their lives. Chronic back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide however, with AlignMed Posture garments it's possible to activate and retrain core muscles essential for correct form & postural alignment.
A misalignment in the spine often causes inflammation to occur, and inflammation leads to feelings of stiffness, soreness and discomfort. Once we experience this discomfort we can inadvertently try to compensate by overworking other muscles in the body, which can only place the spine even further out of alignment.
There are many alternatives to help 'manage pain' in conjunction with or instead of medications that only provide a temporary 'fix' or lead to further complications down the track - in other words, it may be correcting the symptoms but never really addresses the core issue at hand.
AlignMed has spent thousands of hours with accredited doctors, scientists, orthopaedics, sports medicine, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation specialists to design and create their evidence-based range of postural support apparel.
The AlignMed Posture Shirt, our flagship and base model garment, can help with everyday wear and postural correction. I use this when I'm training; it's great when you're out on the bike or a run, but equally as effective in the gym or workplace where form is key!
The Taping Shirt is also one of my favourites for weight training, especially with deadlifts and squat days! It's out mid-range piece which features adjustable external velcro bands that offer greater tension. It's also super effective for work as one of our tradies can attest to. Post-surgery this shirt has reduced his back pain and allowed him to work more effectively!
If you're looking for unparalleled support, however, the créme de la créme in the AlignMed range is the SpinalQ Pro AKA, the "magic vest"! If pain is part of your life this vest can definitely help. Pain is not easy to live with and it affects more than just your body. This piece is designed to improve posture, reduce pain, and increase range of motion in the shoulder and spine. It also includes built-in shoulder and lumbar Neuroband straps that allow you to adjust the tension to a comfortable level. Paired with our abdominal plates, it'll not only improve your posture but help enhance post-op rehabilitation!
Discover the full range right here!