How Back Braces Can Help Lumbar Pain


Using a back brace is an excellent way to provide additional support for the lower back. Back braces help to stabilize and protect affected areas of the back and spine after surgery, or following an accident, injury or strain. Wearing a brace can improve – and in some cases, even help to resolve – lower back pain and injury symptoms.


A back brace works by providing additional support to the structures of the lower back, including the intricate muscles and bones of the lower back and spine. A back brace effectively provides an injured area the means to recuperate by minimizing the stress and strain normally put on the back during regular daily activities.


Support to Facilitate Healing and Pain Relief


Back braces are frequently recommended to patients who are suffering from both acute and chronic back pain. The pain may be the result of an operation or an injury that occurred recently or even many years ago. There are a variety of back brace options, from generic to soft corsets as well as more rigid, custom-fitted orthrosis.

Studies have shown that range of motion reduction from back braces can vary widely from product to product. The person’s injury, baseline mobility, and the brand and type of brace can all play a role. Generally, overall reduction in motion is modest. A recent study about how back braces affect range of motion during daily activities evaluated the soft corset, semi-rigid as well as a rigid, custom molded model to see how movement was affected during 15 common activities of daily living. The study concluded that while all braces caused some restriction of full range of motion, custom braces were most restrictive, followed by the semi-rigid, and lastly, the corset. Depending upon the clinical goal of the brace, custom braces did offer more bracing than less expensive generic models; however, if less restriction during activities is desired, an off-the-shelf brace may be just fine for most patients.


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Back braces are frequently recommended to patients who are suffering from both acute and chronic back pain. The pain may be the result of an operation or an injury that occurred recently or even many years ago. There are a variety of back brace options, from generic to soft corsets as well as more rigid, custom-fitted orthrosis.


Studies have shown that range of motion reduction from back braces can vary widely from product to product. The person’s injury, baseline mobility, and the brand and type of brace can all play a role. Generally, overall reduction in motion is modest. A recent study about how back braces affect range of motion during daily activities evaluated the soft corset, semi-rigid as well as a rigid, custom molded model to see how movement was affected during 15 common activities of daily living. The study concluded that while all braces caused some restriction of full range of motion, custom braces were most restrictive, followed by the semi-rigid, and lastly, the corset. Depending upon the clinical goal of the brace, custom braces did offer more bracing than less expensive generic models; however, if less restriction during activities is desired, an off-the-shelf brace may be just fine for most patients.

Our back braces are commonly recommended for use after surgery and are designed to provide the highest level of injury protection. They also feature a unique compression closure system that sets them apart from the competition; each brace is designed to provide optimal compression for the spine where it’s needed the most.


Your Support Team for Back and Spine Support


If you’re in need of back support for the reduction of lumbar pain, we're ready to help you select the optimal product. A back brace can offer immediate pain relief while also promoting longer-term management of the back and spine. You’ll be fitted with the ideal back brace for your current range of motion needs as well as the optimal type of support required for your specific injury. If you’re experiencing lumbar pain as the result of a surgery, accident, recent injury or an injury from years ago, we’re here to help. Contact us for back brace advice, support and to receive answers to any questions you might have. We’re committed to helping minimize lumbar pain while regaining optimal back and spine health.

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