prescription back brace

Treatments

Prescription Back Braces

carefully fitted prescription back brace

A carefully fitted prescription back brace can be an excellent additional treatment for lower back sprains and strains. Back braces have been shown to improve mobility and lower pain, better than the combination of physical therapy and pain medications alone.

A Prescription back-brace has a few complementary goals:

A back-brace is generally able to:

Types of Back Braces

Flexible Back Braces

Flexible orthoses are made of a soft material, such as cotton/elastic blends, canvas, and/or neoprene (a type of synthetic, flexible rubber). Flexible lumbar belts typically come in a variety of sizes and designs. A corset brace typically includes vertical metal or plastic stays at the front, back, and/or sides of the brace that provide stability and some motion restriction. It allows for some limited bending. Lumbar belts and sacroiliac belts provide somewhat more restriction in movement and are typically made of a sturdier fabric without stays.

Rigid Back Braces

Rigid braces consist of a sturdy layer of material (typically cotton or canvas) that wraps around the torso, and includes rigid panels that cover the front, back, and sometimes sides of the brace. Some models include hard plastic or metal bars that cover the outside of the brace.

Semi Rigid Back Braces

A semi rigid brace is one that combines elements of both flexible and rigid orthoses such as a flexible lumbar belt that includes additional padding or molded plastic inserts for some additional support and stability to achieve pain relief, protection against injury and support to enable healing.

Use

A back brace is not a permanent part of a treatment plan. A lumbar brace is typically prescribed to be worn for a certain number of hours each day, and the regimen may range from a couple days to several weeks depending on your condition.

A doctor or other qualified health professional who has trained in fitting braces, will measure and fit the brace to ensure it is safe, comfortable, and effective.

Back braces can be used as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan for the following conditions:

Treatments

non-Surgical Treatments for Back Pain

Short Term: Medications, Trigger Point Injections, Steroid injections

Prescription Back Braces

Radio Frequency Ablation

Orthobiological treatments

Spinal Column and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator

Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty for compression fractures

MILD® Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Intradisc Fibrin (Discseel®)

Stem Cell Therapy