This Jewett back brace applies pressure to three areas of the body—the sternum, the midback and the front of the hips, supporting the thoracic and lumbar spine and limiting forward flexion of the back. The corrective back brace encourages proper posture and spinal alignment, which helps to reduce pain.
The extended to hyperextended position that the thoracolumbosacral orthotic (TLSO) promotes makes it a great product for treating many conditions, including compression fractures, kyphosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, thoracolumbar injury, thoracic mechanical back pain and other spinal anomalies.
The frame of the TLSO brace for compression fracture care has numerous features geared toward user comfort and compliance. The pelvic band of the back brace for bulging discs is spring loaded and it rotates along with the patient, making it easy for one to move from a seated to a standing position or vice versa without the TSLO brace shifting out of position.
The pad in the sternum area is also articulating so it can move with one’s body. This improves both the comfort level and the function of the back brace for broken vertebrae.
Soft padding along the areas that come in contact with the body also improves the comfort factor of the back brace for lumbar or thoracic compression fractures.
The frame of the hyperextension orthosis can easily be adjusted both in terms of height and width to suit each patient. This can be done without removing any screws from the back brace for degenerative disc disease. This material also makes the back brace for compression fractures quite lightweight.
The Jewett extension brace is quite similar to a cruciform anterior spinal hyperextension (CASH) brace, which also features pads in the sternal, pubic and back area and limits forward flexion. A CASH back brace differs in that it also includes a cross-shaped bar running up one’s midsection, whereas a Jewett brace is open across much of one’s midsection.
It is easy to put on and take off the back brace to correct posture thanks to its quick-release closure system at the side of one’s torso. The back brace for a fractured spine also features a secure locking hatch that is easy to operate.
A Jewett hyperextension back brace is a unique tool for limiting motion of the spine and reducing pressure on its tissues.
The three-point pressure system keeps the spine extended and prevents too much forward flexion, easing pressure and pain, particularly in the region where the lumbar spine meets the thoracic spine. To get even more specific, the full back support brace reduces pressure on the anterior portion of the vertebrae.
This makes it an especially popular type of back braces for compression fractures, especially anterior wedge ones involving the T10 through L3 vertebrae.
Compression fractures refer to the collapse of a vertebra, usually due to bone thinning associated with osteoporosis. The collapse of a vertebra into a wedge shape can lead to a loss of height and the hunched over posture known as kyphosis.
The collapse of one’s vertebrae can also narrow the spaces within the spine (spinal stenosis), cause one of the vertebrae to slip out of position onto the one beneath it (spondylolisthesis) and/or pressure the nerves (sciatica) or spinal cord.
This back brace for thoracic/lumbar fracture can help with such related conditions by reducing pressure on the spine. Wearing a spondylolisthesis back brace for anywhere from six weeks to three months can reduce the chances of sustaining further injury, ease pain and prevent deformity from occurring. The compression fracture back brace also supports the back, helping to make up for muscle weakness. And ultimately, the hard back brace allows healing to occur.
These qualities also make it a great back brace for herniated discs, bulging discs and other types of damage to these cartilage tissues. Such injuries can also narrow the open spaces of the spine, pressure nerve roots, etc., much like a compression fracture.
In the event that surgery is needed to repair damage to a disc or bone of the spine, the back brace for a pinched nerve can help with pre- and post-operative immobilization.
The extended position in which the Jewett hyperextension orthosis support holds the back also makes it a great back brace for kyphosis and posture correction. We also offer a number of other upper and lower back posture correctors.
This back brace for stress fractures and the compression fractures they can lead to limits forward bending of one’s trunk, which prevents additional damage from occurring and eases the pain. Following are more details about this kyphosis back brace for adults.
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