Abdominal and lumbar support comes in many styles and options but are used for post-operative patient care. Many different styles include full support; this includes binders or belts that begin at the top near the chest and go as far down as the knee. They could also be as simple as a rib, chest or waist belt. Back braces and lumbar braces are important in aiding proper body mechanics. This is essential for individuals in jobs with heavy lifting or post-surgical recovery to assist in lumbar stabilization as well as to prevent injury for individuals with bulging discs, chronic and acute back pain as well as other back conditions.