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Thread: Give up- recommend a back support, please!

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    Default Give up- recommend a back support, please!

    In recent months, I've ridden Salsa once. I only did fifteen minutes, mostly in walk (with an improptu canter, cheeky wotsit ), but I still managed to dismount with a dislocated ankle and a dodgy back. I've gotten to the point where I feel I'm going to need to strap myself together to actually get any riding done.
    Already kitted out with thumb splints, knee support and use tubi-grips on my ankles (may have to look into a proper ankle brace for the worst of the two), but it's my back pain that's putting me off riding at the moment, as it's bad enough sitting in my lumbar-support chair!

    Please can someone suggest a decent back support for people with stupid spines who are prone to muscular injury and vertebrae that wobble all over the place? I'm considering getting a racesafe body protector, but it'll be a long while before I manage to put enough cash aside for one.
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    For the ankle support thing - i have tubigrips for mine (tendon and ligament damage) but recently i got a prosport support which is so much more supportive, and just feels like an extra sock, really thin but gives tonnes of support.

    The women who rent half of our land have back supports which they claim are good, they look like the prolite ones ... but theyre not actually horsey. Apparently you can put heat/cold packs in them too to aid pain relief. If i remember the make ill post it, but atm its slipped my mind.

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    heya, ive got back problems too, but they have diagnosed what wrong possible nerve problem, so they wont recommend a back support for me yet lol.

    have you tried going back to your GP to get refered to a physio cos they will be the best people to recommed a support, they helped me loads with my knee supports.

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    I,ve got the pro lite one in the rideaway cat,,, seems ok, but comes up rather small,,,, also have one bought from boots, a magnet one, the new ones, i saw at weekend, have little pockets that you can put cold or hot packs in,,,,
    MM

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    My Mom has back issues, and a good few years ago they (NHS) made her a support, it is a metal supported corset type thing. I'm not sure if they still do things like this, but worth a try perhaps... ?

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    Someone recommended the comfort belt / dynamic belt that Decathlon sell - looks similar to the Prolite.

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    I have a Prolite one, it was fantastic when I used to suffer with my back, couldn't ride without it. It does support and also keep the muscles warm - a body protector really doesn't offer the same support in the lumbar region, they're more for protection. I had to have my Prolite one on as well as my bp.

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    yes agree with last person,,,, have a race safe,,, but it does not give any support, only protection,,,,
    MM

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    Prolite all the way

    It sit's right where my fractures were, and on a bad day really helps



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    can you not get one from your back specialist? or am i missing something?

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