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Neck, Back & Shoulders

We stock a variety of supports for your upper body following an injury or to support a health condition such as arthritis. Shop our wide range of neck braces, back supports, shoulder supports, rib belts and lumber supports for support and ease of movement when playing sports or carrying out daily tasks.

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All you need to know about Neck, Back & Shoulders

Is it okay to wear a back brace all the time?

You should wear your back support as recommended by your GP. Back braces are generally not supposed to be worn continuously, and shouldn't be worn for more than two hours in a day. If you wear a back brace continuously, this can lead to your core becoming weak and muscular atrophy.

How should I sleep if I have back pain?

If you struggle with back pain, try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs for additional support. Place the pillow between your knees and keep them bent slightly while you sleep. If you prefer to sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees or on the small of your back. If the back pain persists, consult your GP.

How long should I wear a shoulder brace for?

You should wear your shoulder brace as recommended by your GP following your injury. Generally speaking, if you are wearing a brace for the first time, you should wear it for around 20 minutes per day. If you feel pain or become tired from wearing the brace, remove it and try again in a couple of days. Gradually increase the amount of time you wear the brace for, until your shoulder feels to be in the correct position and your body gets used to it.

Is a neck brace effective?

A neck brace is highly effective at easing strain and relieving pain in the neck following an injury such as whiplash or other trauma that could cause further damage to the spine. Wearers of braces should have fewer spine injuries than those who do not wear them. Consult your GP if you have a neck injury and feel you may need a brace.

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