While weight belts were once considered essential for each weight-lifting session, nowadays, the consensus is that belts are only necessary for challenging lifts. There can be some negative side-effects of using a weight belt in the long run. Your muscles in your back and abs become weaker and more prone to injury.
When working out, do not forget about your trapezius muscle, a muscle that runs from the back of the neck to the upper part of your shoulders. Working on this muscle can help upper back and neck pains. You can work on these muscles by holding dumbbells to your sides as you stand with your feet apart. Gradually bring up your shoulders and hold it that way for 8 seconds before releasing.