How Back Braces Help with Lumbar Pain

May 23, 2014 5:00 pm

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 entirely.

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.back and spine pain

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.

Innovative Products with Proven Results

Aspen Medical Products offer a wide range of braces for every type of back and spine issue, including post-operative pain. Aspen back brace technology provides superior support for spine injuries, reducing pain and helping to manage chronic spine conditions. Their products effectively limit motion and offer effective compression to help stabilize the back and relieve lower back pain, supporting you where you need it most. Ergonomic design combined with innovative materials allows these braces to contour comfortably to any patient’s anatomy without compromising the crucial support needed to minimize pain and facilitate healing.

Aspen back braces are commonly recommended for use after surgery and are designed to provide the highest level of injury protection. Aspen back braces 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, our team is ready to help you to select the optimal Aspen product. A back brace like, the Horizon 627, can offer immediate pain relief while also promoting longer-term healing 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.