Trauma, aging, and structural abnormalities present since birth can all lead to problems with your spine. In the vast majority of cases, these can be remedied with conservative non-surgical methods, possibly even with the help of this back stabilizer.
This low back belt can help with numerous different causes of back pain or conditions including:
In the rare case when it is necessary to endure a surgical procedure, this corset back brace can be the perfect tool to help speed up your recovery. This spondylolisthesis surgery recovery brace can help after a laminectomy, foraminotomy, IDET procedures, anterior laparoscopic fusion, poster lateral fusion for multilevel decompression.
An important feature of this back support corset, especially for those who are using this brace post-surgery, is that the front and back panels can be removed depending upon the level of support you need. This allows you to gradually decrease your dependency on the brace. During the healing process after back surgery, you should gradually ease off the dependency of the brace. The back panel will immobilize your S1 to L1 lumbar spine immediately after surgery - but you should not rely on this for too long. You want your spine to heal and to train your muscles to function on their own. Removing the back panel turns this brace into a regular corset style lumbar compression belt - great for the later stages of recovery.
Check out our complete selection of Back stabilizers for post surgery recovery. Looking for a less heavy-duty elastic or corset lower back support? BraceAbility has many simple lumbar supports for mild back pain or those who are already in the later stages of surgery recovery.
Wondering if you have spondylolisthesis? Read more to learn about the symptoms and causes of this condition.
Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are closely related conditions that are easily confused with each other. Spondylolysis basically is when the bones that act as the bridge connecting the upper and lower facet joints of the spine weaken, leading to a separation in the pars interarticularis. Spondylolysis is the result of a stress fracture, which causes the bones to shift out of place.Both of these conditions typically occur at the lowest vertebra of the lumbar spine—the fourth (L4) and fifth (L5) lumbar vertebra.
Outside of pain management steps, treatment for these conditions typically includes efforts to reduce the amount of stress on the low back.
Such treatment options might involve the following:
In some cases, spondylolisthesis surgery is necessary to prevent the slippage from worsening. Again, this back brace above for spondylolysis is adaptable so that it can be used for pre- and post-operative care for spinal fusion treatment as well as a number of other spinal surgery procedures. The removable feature of this brace can help those who need to change the level of compression pre or post surgery recovery.
Similarly, the stabilization and support this lightweight lumbar back brace provides make it compatible with treating a number of other conditions involving the discs, muscles or even the spaces of the spine.
The spine is an intricate structure, and injury to one of its components can throw off its function, causing pain in the lumbar spine and possibly other areas of the body such as the hips, knees, or even the feet.
And while an accident or trauma is certainly to blame for some sources of lumbar pain, simply day-to-day motions or the wear that comes with aging can cause your discs, vertebrae, or facet joints to shift out of position, herniate or crumble.
Treatment of low back pain will vary from case to case, but the need to rest and protect your low back is one constant. Sometimes this alone is enough to ease the pain. In other cases, this is a precursor to surgery or physical therapy and obviously resting and protecting the back is a key component of post-operative care.
Whatever the situation, this brace for low-back pain can help. Easing pressure on the tissues of the spine via abdominal compression can do wonders for easing your discomfort and allowing healing to take place. In addition, the compression also enhances blood flow to the lower back, which speeds the removal of inflammation and encourages healing.
The posterior (back) panel paired with the removable anterior (front) one offer varying degrees of protection and support. Having the option of removing the front panel allows one to “scale-down” support and increase the flexibility of the low back orthotic as your treatment advances.
It’s also worth noting that whether a patient sticks to wearing the lumbar back support belt is a key element of how successful his or her recovery is. With this in mind, this brace incorporates breathable material, contoured panels, padding, a simple, sleek design and even application aids for arthritic hands to make it as “easy” to wear the low-back belt as possible.
What conditions does this back brace treat?
Treats the following sources of low-back pain: mechanical back issues, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, bulging discs, and facet syndrome. It can also be used for post surgery recovery.
How do I know which size to get?
Using a fabric tape measurer, measure the circumference around your waist at the narrowest part of your torso, in inches. This brace fits 25”-55” waist circumferences.
How do I adjust the compression of the brace?
To adjust the brace, pull the handle of the pulley until you’ve reached your desired level of compression.
How do I put on the brace?
Center the brace in the middle of your spine with the bottom of the brace sitting on your hips. Next, wrap the brace around your waist, using the hand straps. Pull the handle of the pulley out until you’ve reached your desired level of tightness. Finally, bring the pulley handle forward and secure it to the Velcro on the front of the brace. (refer to the directions above for illustrations.
Can I wash the brace?
Yes, remove the front panels and close the Velcro on the mechanical pulley feature. Then hand wash the brace in warm water with mild soap. The brace should be air-dried, do use high temperatures to wash or dry.
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