Back braces and Supports Belts can assist individuals in the prevention of lower back pain and should be a realistic part of most safety programs in the workplace. Although OSHA states otherwise, back experts believe that using back braces and belts can help stabilize the spine with compression. This compression will ultimately reduce much of the inflammation that occurs during repetitive stretching and bending during work. Many doctors also note that having the correct posture can sometime help relieve certain back pains and stresses. Whether this is a purely psychological effect, has yet to be proven.