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20 Best Back Braces For Improving Your Posture & Reducing Pain

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20 Best Back Braces For Improving Your Posture & Reducing Pain

When we were kids, our mom told us to stand up straight or we would never have good posture. Turns out, she was right. Bad posture, left unchecked, can cause pain, lethargy, and even lead to nerve damage. And the more we slouch, the worse it will get over time.

It’s never too late to learn how to improve posture and stop slouching. And its importance cannot be overstated enough. Always remember to stand tall and straight, have your shoulders back and down, with your chin tucked.

Aside from being conscious about your posture, wearing a back brace can also assist in keeping your body's natural position. And these back braces are perfect for the job.

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1. Arya Ergonomic Posture Sports Bra

For the ultimate in back support and comfort, the Arya bra is an all-day performance-ready posture gear. Though it's not a back brace, it still provides continuous body training for posture correction, deeper breathing and confidence, as well as reducing neck and shoulder stress for less fatigue.

(IFG Fit, $188)

2. BackEmbrace

BackEmbrace is an effective orthopedic posture support. It's a posture support that’s attractive, effective, and actually feels good, like a gentle embrace. Stylishly made with super soft materials, BackEmbrace provides a customized fit as it contours to your body and may be worn under or over your clothes.

(BackEmbrace, $59.99)

3. Evoke Pro A300 Back Posture Corrector 

The ergonomic design molds comfortably on your body, while the armpit pads prevent bruises, chaffing, and irritation. The highly adjustable design of the hunch back brace makes it easy to adjust the corrective force, allowing it to fit different body sizes.

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4. FlexGuard Back Brace Posture Corrector

This brace works by training your muscles and spine to return to their natural alignment. And the included booklet provides additional information and exercises.

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5. Mueller 255 Lumbar Support Back Brace

This back brace helps relieve lower back pain from strains, sprains and muscle spasms. The double layer design allows for custom fit and adjustable compression to abdomen and lower back. And the internal molded plastic component eliminates brace rolling or bunching.

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6. BetterBack Posture Belt

BetterBack appeared on Shark Tank, where three sharks wanted in. This posture trainer allows you to effortlessly sit in perfect posture, easing back pain, and helping prevent it. Wearing it for just 15 minutes a day can retrain your body’s default posture.

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7. Marakym Posture Corrector 

The clavicle brace is made from strong and breathable high-quality neoprene. That means you can wear it under or on top of your clothes comfortably, and breathe and move around with ease.

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8. VOKKA Posture Corrector

The double-X design and two-brace plates ensure stable support to improve your posture. There are three sizes to choose from, while strong, long-lasting Velcro straps let you adjust for a fit that's just right for you.

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9. TOROS-GROUP Comfort Posture Corrector

This comfortable posture brace is the most cost effective way to prevent slouching and long-term pain. This brace with lumbar pads helps provide relief from injuries and strenuous activity to keep you active. It's also recommended to help relieve lower back pain from strains, sprains and muscle spasms.

(Walmart, $55)

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10. BodyRite Posture Corrector

This posture corrector works by pulling back your shoulders and straightening your upper back, reducing your pain. It's ideal for use if suffering from Kyphosis, Lordosis, Kyphoscoliosis or winged scapula. The adjustable one-size-fits-most unisex design allows you to put it on and take it off by yourself using the shoulder straps.

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11. Selbite Posture Corrector 

This comes with detachable armpit pads and provides all-day wearability. The posture brace is made from high-quality neoprene material that is very durable, breathable and lightweight.

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12. ITA-MED Complete Posture Corrector 

The criss-cross design with two additional pulls have added support and tension adjustment, and has 3-in-1 support for lower back, upper back and abdomen. Reinforced straps are for self-adjustment to allow tension to be customized.

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13. Copper Compression Posture Corrector

Copper Compression products utilize genuine copper ions (Cu+ and Cu++) rather than copper oxide (Cu2O). If you're buying copper-infused compression garments, you should get top grade copper like this brand.

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14. Backbridge Back Stretcher for Lumbar Support

Backbridge is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution to relieve back pain, and restore spine strength and health while improving overall posture. It helps realign the spine and address core imbalance, producing the same results as a large, expensive inversion table.

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15. Berlin & Daughter Posture Corrector

Made with an extra comfortable design, this brace gives you the proper compression to your back and waist, which is helpful to prevent hunchback or slouching, and alleviate pain and discomfort. It's adjustable and also has soft padding.

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16. ​CFR Magnetic Posture Corrector Back Brace

Medical magnets can promote blood circulation, relieve fatigue, pain, and rejuvenate. ​And with the CFR Posture Corrector, back muscles gain a long-term memory for keeping the correct position, helps form a habit of keeping your posture straight, and provides firm support for your lower back and waist.

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17. Skywee Adjustable Back Corrector Brace and Posture Trainer

Wearing the posture corrector for some time develops muscle memory, which means you’ll keep back straight even without the device. This posture brace is designed to mold seamlessly with the upper and middle back, giving postural support and stabilizing your clavicle. Once worn, the back posture brace will pull the shoulders into ideal position, while supporting the middle and upper back.

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18. Waitiee Adjustable Posture Brace

No need to feel self-conscious about wearing a back brace. This latex-free adjustable design is discreet enough to wear under your shirt or blouse. It helps to get rid of back, shoulder, neck and lower back pain from strains and muscle spasms.

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19. Fitsupport Back Brace Posture Corrector 

This posture brace helps you have a straight back. Based on Ergonomic design, it has with adjustable straps to fit your chest just right. Just wear it for a few hours each day, and your upper and lower back will be supported.

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20. Upright GO Posture Trainer and Corrector 

Instead of wearing a back brace, the Upright GO Posture Trainer is designed to remind you with a gentle vibration. Just place it on your upper back, and it reminds you to sit or stand up straight in real-time.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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