Instructions and Sizing
Measurement and Instructions
for Sport, Deluxe, Premier, Moto, Magnetic and Tool Belt models
There are two ways to determine size, depending on your body type.
For waist smaller than hips, measure at your waistline.
For waist bigger than hips, measure at the same angle you wear your pants, angled down from the small of your back (low back) to a point 3" -4" below your navel (see picture below). For men, your Back-A-Line size should be the same as your US pant size.
How to wear
The belt portion of Back-A-Line is tapered to accommodate measurement differences between waist and hips to eliminate any chance of the support shifting up or down.
For waist smaller than hips, center the pad in the small of your back with the care label right side up. Wrap the strap around your waist and fasten snugly. Make sure the top border of the brace is below your rib cage.
For waist is bigger than hips, wear the brace with the care label upside-down, fuzzy Velcro in your left hand. Center the pad in the small of your back and wrap the straps diagonally downward to meet about 4" under your belly. Lift your belly, secure the Velcro and you're good to go! The Back-A-Line will help support your belly weight.
Back-A-Line can be worn over or under clothing. It has a comfortable, soft "wick-away" liner to transfer moisture away from the body.
Measurement and instructions
for Baby Your Back maternity models
The Baby Your Back is worn with the lumbar pad right in the small of your back. Bring the belt flaps forward from each side to meet about 4 inches under your navel. Lift your belly weight, secure the Velcro pieces and, when your belly weight falls into the non-stretch belt, not only does it snug it up but it also carries the belly weight on your hips, so you don’t have to hyper-arch your spine to maintain your center of gravity within your foot plant. When you order, measure the circumference with the same angle and order the largest size that includes your measurement. This will give you 9-13 inches of belly growth without needing another.
Does Back-A-Line work for everybody?
Most everyone with back pain will find relief when wearing Back-A-Line's Dynamic Back Supports. However, those with spinal anomalies – scoliosis, spinal fusion, kyphotic posture – may NOT be able to adjust their spine to the curve of the lumbar pad, making it somewhat uncomfortable to wear.
Back-A-Line works for most people who have moderate to severe lower back pain or fatigue problems. However, we are not a substitute for medical treatments or for medical professionals [although a number of them recommend our product].
Does Back-A-Line fit everybody?
Back-A-line fits most folks, but there are a few exceptions.
Those with a waist smaller than hips plus a rib cage smaller than the waist, may find that the Back-A-Line will ride up over the ribs. (Pear-shaped women, you know who you are.)
Over the past 27 years, fewer than 1% of our customers have had to return the Back-A-Line for fitting issues. If you are not sure of the fit, remember that Back-A-Line offers a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. So go ahead and give it a try!
How long can I wear backaline?
Unlike elastic belts, which disable core muscles and cause atrophy (rather than a solution), Back-A-Line activates abdominal and spinal muscles which is a good thing for your body. It can be worn 24/7 if desired. We suggest you wear it all-day for the first few days to relieve pain and begin forming your new postural habits. If all-day is not feasible, wear it as much as you can. Your spine will tell you when you should reduce or stop wearing.
Back-A-Line is covered under Medicare Reimbursement code #L0641.