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Back Brace

Back braces have emerged as valuable tools in providing support, stability, and pain relief for individuals with various back conditions. These specialized orthotic devices like the BAUERFEIND SacroLoc offer a non-invasive approach to addressing spinal issues, allowing individuals to regain function, improve posture, and experience enhanced comfort. This article delves into the world of back braces, exploring their common applications, benefits, and the conditions they can effectively assist.

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Conditions Suitable for Back Braces

By providing targeted support, stability, and alignment, back braces can play a valuable role in managing and treating various back conditions. Here are some common conditions suitable for back bracing and their common causes:

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Low back pain is a prevalent condition that can result from muscle strains, ligament sprains, disc degeneration, or spinal abnormalities. Back braces such as DONJOY EXOS® FORM™ II 621 provide stabilization and support to the lumbar region, helping to alleviate pain, reduce muscle spasms, and improve posture. They also promote proper alignment and limit excessive movement, facilitating the healing process and restoring functionality.

  • Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Back braces designed specifically for scoliosis are used to apply corrective forces to the spine, aiming to prevent further progression of the curvature. These braces are typically custom-made and provide targeted support, promoting spinal alignment and reducing the risk of complications associated with severe scoliosis.

  • Spinal Fractures

Fractures in the vertebrae can occur due to trauma, osteoporosis, or other underlying conditions. Back braces for spinal fractures are designed to immobilize the spine and provide stability during the healing process. They restrict movement, reduce pain, and help prevent further damage to the injured area. These braces are commonly used as part of the conservative management approach for stable fractures or as a postoperative support measure.

A herniated disc occurs when the inner gel-like material of a spinal disc protrudes through its outer layer, causing pressure on nearby nerves. Back braces designed for herniated discs aim to unload the affected disc and reduce pressure on the nerves. They provide support to the spine, limit excessive movement, and promote proper alignment, thereby alleviating pain and supporting the healing process.

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Degenerative disc disease refers to the natural wear and tear of the spinal discs over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Back braces for degenerative disc disease help stabilize the spine, relieve pressure on the affected discs, and promote better alignment. These braces can provide support during activities, reduce discomfort, and enhance overall spinal function.

  • Postural Issues

Poor posture can contribute to back pain and spinal misalignment. Back braces designed for postural correction assist in improving posture by providing gentle reminders and support to maintain proper spinal alignment. These braces help train the muscles and promote better posture, reducing strain on the back and preventing future issues associated with poor alignment.

Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy with Back Pain

Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, primarily the spine. They use manual adjustment techniques to improve spinal alignment, reduce pain, and restore proper function. When combined with back braces, chiropractic care addresses underlying spinal misalignments and provides targeted adjustments, synergistically enhancing the effectiveness of the brace.

On the other hand, a physiotherapist will help design personalized exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, and posture. The programs may include modalities like heat or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, promote healing, and improve overall function. Physiotherapists can work in conjunction with the use of back braces to optimize treatment outcomes and facilitate a comprehensive rehabilitation approach.

Back Pain Treatment

Back pain affects millions worldwide, impacting their daily activities, mobility, and overall quality of life. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. It is also the leading cause of disability in the United States, costing the economy billions of dollars each year.

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Dan Steffens Owner & Pedorthist

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Owner & Pedorthist

Born and raised in Barrie, Dan is a very proud owner and founder of MyoDynamic. He has had extensive training that specializes in the manufacture and design of custom orthotics, compression stockings, custom knee braces, orthopaedic shoes, and other foot care products. Dan is dedicated to his patients rehabilitation and satisfaction at his clini... See More

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Lauren Simonds  Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

Lauren Simonds

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Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. Following graduation she completed the post-graduate diploma program in Pedorthics through the University of Western Ontario.

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