Back braces are effective to correct certain spinal conditions and relieve back pain. The main objective is limiting back motion. They also put pressure on the abdomen that relieves the workload of the spine. Because of this, spinal braces are able to ease back pain. Also, braces bring structure to the spine to encourage stability and to attempt correcting spinal deformities.
There are two different types of spinal braces: flexible or rigid. A flexible back brace is used more for diseases such as degenerative disc disease, trauma or postural deformities. These braces are custom fit to meet the individual needs of the patient. A rigid back brace is the most supportive structure. Rigid designs are composed of two pieces that work together to form a structure around the spine. These types of braces are used to treat scoliosis, spinal compression fractures and internal disc injury.
At the Gulf Coast Pain Institute in Pensacola back braces are prescribed and fitted for each patient based on your diagnosis and specific needs.
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