Which Medical Conditions are Treated by Ottobock Back Braces?
Spinal injuries are very common because of the amount of force the spine withstands throughout the day. These injuries often result in painful symptoms which may be reduced by the use of a spinal brace. The most common reasons for these braces are:
- Herniated/Degenerative Disc – as the discs of the spinal cord age the inner disc can rupture through the outer one causing painful herniation.
- Low Back Pain/Strain – often called ‘Lumbar Pain/Strain’, this most commonly occurs when the muscles around the lower spine are stretched in an abnormal manner.
- Post-Operative Use – after spinal surgery it is important that the spine is immobilized in order to reduce the risk of any further damage.
- Sacroiliac Pain – the Sacroiliac joint is found in the lower back below the ‘Lumbar Region’ when standing upright the joint supports the entire weight of the upper body so is likely to become damaged over time or with unusual exertion.
- Spondylolisthesis – a condition in which one of the vertebrae of the spine slips out of the proper position onto the bone below.
Ottobock Medical spinal braces help to reduce the symptoms associated with these conditions by compressing the lower back which immobilizes the spine. With the spinal movement limited, normal day-to-day activities can be undertaken without pain, this can include sporting activities with specific braces designed for additional movement.