Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Surgeons throughout the United Sates and Canada have prescribed the Back Defender™ to their patients. The duty belt itself is not the problem, however the day in day out wear and tear on the lower back is (sentence is cut off, need to finish this part)…
The weight of the duty belt does contribute some to low back pain.
The main cause of duty belt pain is the over tightening or cinching of the duty belt, which causes lack of of range of motion, decreased muscle activity, decreased blood and nerve impulse to the lower extremities, and of course micro trauma to the spine and pelvis.
Do you or your fellow officers have any of the following symptoms?
- Low Back pain
- Hip pain
- Restricted range of motion
- Numbness in the lower extremities
Have you been diagnosed with any of these?
- Lumbar sprain/strain
- Disc bulge
- General lumbar pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Altered gait
- and even Knee pain