Anyone else have back pain from carrying?

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by deadlift560, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

    Carry my g19 in a supertuck. Sometimes I get a back pain in the non carry side when carrying. Any ideas? I carry with the first hook right behind my pocket, so the gun sits about 3:30-4 o clock
  2. Maybe your non-carry side is protesting favoritism to your carry side. Do you carry on your right side? That makes sense because the "Left" always complains about the dang "right" and their guns!

  3. G22GEN4

    G22GEN4 New Member

    Never heard of this. Try carrying on other side & see if ur carry side reacts the same. Try at home for a day or so if ur not comfortable with drawing with ur weak hand. Maybe its ur poster in how I sit when carrying. That's all I can think of hope u get this kink out one way or another. Safe shootin!
  4. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

    Thanks! Yeah I'm right handed and a lot better with my right. It's only now and then. I can deal with it just figured I'd ask if anyone else had this problem lol
  5. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Maybe you should carry another glock on the left side too :)
  6. Blaze

    Blaze Active Member Supporter

    I just wear loose enough jeans to put my 27/26 in my right front pocket :)
  7. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

    Might try when I get my 33. Lol
  8. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Thats what i did with my g27. Had a uncle mikes pocket holster.
  9. Blaze

    Blaze Active Member Supporter

    I just have mine in a blackhawk nylon soft pocket holster there my fav..
  10. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Try shoulder holsters. Most people I know who have carry S.O.B, or IWB have switched to shoulder rigs.
  11. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Ya those are really nice. Had one for my ruger sp101.
  12. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    The only time I get back pain is from my duty belt, never had a problem with a supertuck or any other IWB, I carry in the 4-5 o'clock
  13. Eye_Peeled

    Eye_Peeled 8th Gen. Fla Cracker (not creepy though)

    Maybe you are favoring that side when you sit. I bought one of the "big name" IWB hybrids; I hate it! The wide footprint that they claim is to "distribute weight" makes sitting very uncomfortable. I found the front bottom edge of the leather was digging into my hip/leg crease when I sat...of course, I was wearing it at 9:00 (lefty). This made me sit over on my opposite hip. I never had back pain but I could see where this could cause it. Pay attention to whether you are sitting differently when you're driving (if you are wearing it while driving or sitting).
  14. Blaze

    Blaze Active Member Supporter

    I have one for my sp101 also ;)

  15. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Great minds think alike :D
  16. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    Back pain from carrying weight on the belt unevenly is not only common, but practically expected if you take that complaint to a doctor. When there is weight on one side only, our bodies unconciously compensate. It changes your posture, both sitting and standing, and your gait. Depending on not only your general physical condition, but of specific muscles that often don't get exercised, your body may or may not be able to compensate comfortably.

    This is one reason why it's always a good idea, regardless of what you have on you or in your pockets, to balance the load. This is particularly important for those, like law enforcement officers, who carry a lot of weight on their duty belts. If it's causing pain, rearrange the gear. If that doesn't work after a couple of tries, see a doctor.

    The other thing that can cause pain on the opposite side with an IWB is how tight your belt is. Picture what's happening. Your gun, on the inside of your right waistband is pulling the left side of your belt into your side. Depending on how much it digs in, it can range from mild discomfort to a lot of pain. Concealing OWB, with a good gun belt and a good holster, is just as easy as concealing IWB in my experience. I carried IWB for over 12 years before I tried OWB and discovered I could conceal my G29 in an OWB with just a t-shirt.

    As far as should holsters, unless you're driving or sitting a lot, they're one of the worst ways to carry. They require an awkward draw stroke and you lose the ability to acquire your sights during the draw stroke. In two people with equal training and experience, the person with the gun on their hip will be able to draw and get on target faster than the person in the shoulder holster.
  17. RRoss

    RRoss If it goes boom or bang, I want to play with it! Lifetime Supporting Member

    What Jon said^^^!
    I too have the supertuck and had minor pain in my back when I first started carrying as well, difference is, mine was on the same side as my firearm (left). After about 3 or 4 days it disappeared. I figured out that I was indeed "compensating" and the strain on the muscles from that side were causing the pain. Only thing I can suggest is be conscious of it and try not to over compensate. I also noticed that once the holster was fully broken in it stopped digging in to me. Suffer through it and you'll be glad you did. :D