Can I Wear A Posture Corrector While Driving?

There are many things you can accomplish while wearing a posture corrector. After all, this helpful tool was designed with mobility and comfort in mind. In fact, it is highly convenient as it should not and will not get in the way of your usual routine.

We recommend wearing a posture brace while doing activities that could otherwise deteriorate your back health when not performed properly, such as:

It is also important to utilize it during day-to-day, mundane tasks. These could include, but are not limited to:

  • Grocery shopping or running other errands
  • Cleaning the house
  • Walking around the neighborhood
  • Watching the television
  • Sitting down and having a nice meal
  • And much more

While the possibilities may seem endless, there are still some situations wherein we do not encourage you to wear a posture brace. Below, we highlight some of the most common instances wherein you should put the corrector aside.

Do not wear a brace while driving

Generally, it should be safe to keep it on while driving especially if you do not strap the brace on too tight. But for safety purposes, we advise against it to minimize risk of injury. Driving requires you to be able to access all controls freely and easily. In the off chance that your brace is not worn correctly, is damaged, or interferes with certain features of your vehicle, it is best to steer clear of utilizing one while on the road.

Do not wear a brace while operating heavy machinery

Similarly, we also discourage users from having a posture corrector on while operating heavy machinery. Just like driving an automobile, you will need access to all levers, dials, buttons, and more. Minimize risk of accidents by not wearing anything that could possibly only keep you moving at certain angles.

Do not wear a brace while sleeping

The recommended time to utilize a brace is between only 30 minutes to 3 hours maximum per day to avoid muscle atrophy. The latter is when your muscles end up getting weaker due to relying on an external factor to work for them. Posture correctors are there to guide you and to keep you mindful – not to replace your muscles.

Posture tips while driving

First, be sure the car is the right size for you. If you are 7 feet tall trying to squeeze in a mini, you will end up hunching the whole ride.

Second, adjust your seat height to have your hips as high as your knees, but not too high that you find yourself bending your head down or sideways to see the road and/ or controls.

Third, position the bottom of the seat horizontally so your knees don’t bend too much.

Lastly, raise the inclination to about 100 degrees to take pressure off your lower back.

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