Back Bracing

Back Bracing from L. Jv Rensburg Orthopaedic Services

By: L. Jv Rensburg Orthopaedic Services  07-02-2012
Keywords: Health Care, Health Care Services, Orthotics

Spinal Bracing: Treatment of Scoliosis (Curvature of the spine), Kyphosis (Hunch back) or stabilization of the spine after surgery or as prescribed by your specialist.

A back brace is a device designed to limit the motion of the in cases of or in post-operative fusions. Limiting the motion of the spine enhances the healing process and minimizes the patient's discomfort.

Common back braces include:

  • Rigid (Hard) braces : These braces are form-fitting plastic molds that restrict motion.
  • Soft braces : Elastic braces that limit forward motion of the spine and assist in setting spinal fusions or supporting the spine during occasions of stress (for example, employment requiring the lifting of heavy loads). .

Keywords: assistive devices, Health Care, Health Care Services, Orthopaedic, Orthoses, Orthotics

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