Lumbar Brace for Lower Back Relief:
The lumbar corset offers a 3:1 compression and stabilization from the T9 to the S1 vertebrae. This means the brace offers targeted pressure to what is usually considered the lumbar or lower back. The corset is able to do this by forming to the patient's body, allowing for a comfortable yet efficient treatment. It functions through a patented pulley system that includes removable panels. These panels are vital because they allow for a controlled amount of pressure. For example, after surgery, less pressure is needed to ensure recovery as time goes on. The removable panels allow for this controlled increase and decrease of pressure just by simply wearing or removing them. The patented corset pulley system also allows you to do a quick, one-handed adjustment so you can control your support level while standing or sitting.
The design of the MAC Plus Corset is thin, lightweight, and breathable. The brace was created with the idea of a sleek design in mind to provide a smoother relief for the patient's back pain. A single front closure provides ingress and egress. The back panel along with the low profile belt give better stability and in return better immobilization.
What Does the Back Corset Treat?
This lumbar corset was made with a sleek and adjustable design to treat a variety of lower back conditions. In terms of back pain and problems, it can treat burst fractures, facet syndrome, and generally any form of lower back mechanical and chronic problems. Applying pressure between the T9 to S1 allow for a targeted treatment of back pain to this area.
Post-Op Lower Back Brace:
Most notably this brace is used for various types of post lumbar surgeries. In postoperative situations it is often times normal to need stabilization to ensure a full recovery. The MAC Plus brace works to immobilize and stabilize the T9 to S1 spine. This brace works great for post surgery recovery because you can gradually decrease your dependency overtime. As the spine heals you want to train the muscles to function on their own. Removing the back panels removes the spine stabilization making the brace become a regular style corset. The braces unique and sleek design make it applicable for treatment in a variety of lower back surgeries including:
Lumbar Spinal Fusion:
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct issues with the spines vertebrae. The idea is fusing together vertebrae so they heal into a single, solid bone. This type of surgery is often used for treatment of degenerative disc disorder and spondylolisthesis.
Laminectomy/ Laminotomy surgery:
Laminectomy or laminotomies are surgeries that creates space by removing the lamina or the back portion of the vertebra that covers your spinal canal. This is also known as a decompression surgery. Laminectomies are one of the most common surgeries often used to treat spinal stenosis. If you are looking for more information on spinal stenosis surgery read here.
A decompression surgery that is performed to enlarge the passageway where a spinal nerve root exits the spinal canal. The pressure that is relieved through a back foraminotomy surgery can be caused by a variety of reasons. Often times it’s due to arthritis or foraminal stenosis.
Discectomy surgery (Lumbar Microdiscectomy):
This surgery is used to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or spinal cord. This is usually performed as a microdiscectomy - which means to use a special microscope to view the discs and nerves. In order to ensure full recovery early mobilization after a microdiscectomy helps patients heal sooner.
A minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure developed to treat patients with chronic back and low back pain that is caused by herniated or lumbar disc. This procedure is fairly advanced and made possible by electrothermal catheters.
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
Lumbar endoscopic discectomy
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the washing instructions?
Remove the rigid components.The rigid components can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The corset can be hand washed in warm water with mild detergent. Triple rinse, squeeze and air dry. Avoid twisting the material to remove water.
What are the application instructions?
Locate the handle on the left side of the device and fasten the handle near the pulley unit.
While standing in an upright position, hold the side panels apart, and center the back corset along the spine just above the tailbone.
Wrap the left side panel to the front to position the front panel. Then wrap the right side panel on top of the left side panel to close. Attach both sides in front. Adjust the front or back panels as needed
- Pull the handle out and away from the pulley unit to reach desired compression and support. Place the handle on the band securely