Unsurprisingly, orthotics for lower back pain are in high demand considering the millions of people who experience back pain every year. According to a WebMD article by Ronald J. Wisneski, MD, it is estimated that around 80% of Americans will experience low back injury or pain in their lifetime.
Low back pain is not an actual condition. It is a symptom that can often be managed with a lumbar support brace. WorldBrace has a variety of lumbar braces to address the many requirements and injuries that may cause low-back pain.
Lumbar Brace for Degenerative & Herniated Discs
The spine and low back support the entire body’s weight and are subject to significant stress. This can lead to the spine’s protective cushioning discs becoming worn down over time.
Treatment for a herniated disc or degenerated disc includes applying the anti-inflammatory medication, heating the low-back area with heat, and engaging in physical therapy. You can also use lower back support belts such as our lumbar brace for chronic pain and spinal stenosis back brace.
Low-back braces support the back and reduce pressure on the spine. These lumbar support braces are lightweight and breathable, so that they can be worn underneath clothes.
A gel pack is included with the spinal stenosis brace for heat and ice therapy. This adjustable back support features rigid inserts that provide maximum support.
Conservative treatment is not always successful, so surgery may be necessary to relieve low-back pain caused by hard discs. A post-operative brace such as this comprehensive lumbar sacral orthosis may be required in these cases. The mount has a unique pulley system, which makes it easy to adjust and put on.
Sciatica Lumbar Support
Degenerated discs or herniated discs can also place pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can lead to severe pain radiating down the legs and into the buttocks. Sciatica is the name for this condition.
Several braces are available for lower back pain that stems from the sciatic nerve. An anatomically contoured, adjustable back brace supports one’s back without restricting mobility. The lightweight, breathable elastic material allows props to be worn underneath clothing due to its low-profile design. Low back braces can be used for various conditions, including back strain, degenerative joint diseases, poor posture, and post-surgery rehabilitation.
Lower Back Brace to Support Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis is another condition that can cause sciatica. This is a condition in which one of the spine bones slides onto the bone below.
Spondylolisthesis can be present at birth or over time as the cushions between vertebrae lose water and degenerate. This makes them less capable of sustaining the pressure from the bones of your spine. Spondylolisthesis may also be caused by multiple stress fractures of a bone in the spine that weakens it enough to cause the vertebrae to slip out of alignment.
Spondylolisthesis treatment depends on the individual’s age, health, and the extent of slippage. Most cases can be managed conservatively by avoiding pressure on the spine and, in certain instances supporting the lower back with a brace.
This comprehensive LSO-lumbar sacral orthosis has a panel-back design. It improves posture and supports your spine. The lower back support can be adjusted to suit individual needs with removable padding. This lower back brace can be adjusted and secured using a pulley system, just like all Cybertech products.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication can also reduce inflammation and pain in the spine. Stabilization exercises and physical therapy can improve the flexibility and strength of the core and back muscles, which can help reduce pressure on the spine.
Sometimes more vital medication or steroids may be required. If these fail or the condition worsens over time, surgery might be an option.
Lumbar Back Brace to Reduce SI Joint Pain
Sacroiliac joint pain can develop from cartilage erosion, abnormal gait, hormone changes, or inflammatory conditions. Weight gain during pregnancy is another reason. This pain is generally located in the low back but can radiate to the hips and groin. It’s usually caused by a weakened sacroiliac joint. For more information, see SI Joint pain symptoms and causes.
Wearing low-back support can help stabilize this area of the spine and reduce discomfort. Sacroiliac joint braces were specifically made for SI joint dysfunction. The pulley system makes them lightweight, breathable, and easily adjusted for compression.
Exercises that strengthen the back muscles are another way to treat SI joint pain. These exercises can stabilize the SI joints on their own. SI joint pain may require injections in some cases. An underlying condition can cause SI joint pain. SI joint pain treatment involves treating the problem.
Lumbar Brace for Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a rare narrowing of the canal that the spine passes through. This causes compression. Lumbar spinal syndrome (LSS) in the low back is the most common. The narrowing of the canal could be caused by ageing, tumours, or herniated disks. It can also be congenital in rare cases.
Low-back pain and strange sensations in the legs, feet and butt can all be caused by pressure on the spine. You may also lose control over your bladder and bowels.
This condition can be treated with injections and medications. Physical therapy can strengthen the core for spinal stenosis relief, and lumbar spine support may also be used.
Corflex Disc Unloader LSO reduces low back pain by shifting pressure from the lumbar disc towards the abdomen. This brace for lower back pain is lightweight and breathable. It also features anatomically contoured inserts.
Lumbar Spine Brace Scoliosis
The severity of the condition will depend on the maturity of your skeleton and the extent of your spine curve. Bracing your spine during the day and at night can prevent scoliosis from worsening or, in extreme cases, can straighten your spine. Scoliosis treatment can be done with occupational and physical therapy.
This pediatric position brace can support the child’s spine and prevent it from worsening. Its low profile design underarm means that it won’t interfere with a child living an active lifestyle.
This scoliosis brace supports your lower and upper backs. The brace design allows air circulation and is made from a light, plush liner. The spine support brace features not one but two pulleys for easy adjustment of both the upper and lower parts.
Surgery is usually considered if the curve is more than 45-50 degrees. This indicates a greater chance that the curvature will continue to progress. Surgery may be regarded as if the angle affects sitting, care, or breathing.
Sprains, Strains, and Lumbar Supports
The back supports the upper body, so it is under much pressure. It is also dependent on it for lifting heavy objects, which adds to the stress it has to endure. Sometimes will cause strains or sprains to the ligaments and muscles in the back.
Rest in moderate amounts is usually the best treatment for a strain or sprain. Low-back pain can be eased by heat or cold therapy, massage, or stretches. Pain medications and muscle relaxants can also be helpful. A low-back brace may be beneficial to relieve some strain and allow the injured tissue to heal.
The Low-Profile Corset Back Brace offers lower back pain relief at a very reasonable price. The lumbar corset brace is well-respected for its elegant design and the patented Cybertech pulley system allowing easy compression adjustment. It also has removable posterior panels to provide additional support.
Support for Spinal Fractures at the Low Back
To fracture the spine, it is usually necessary to apply significant force. This injury can sometimes be seen after a car accident or if one falls hard on the head or butt. Sometimes, the spine can be fractured at the lumbar due to underlying conditions. The type of injury and the location of the damage will determine the severity and symptoms.
A lumbar support brace or cast can sometimes be used to repair a spine fracture. The motion will gradually increase over several weeks to months. Sometimes surgery is required. In these cases, a rehabilitation period will likely include wearing a brace.
WorldBrace has a variety of mobility-limiting, post-operative lumbar support products to help you heal from a low back fracture. This athletic brace can be used by an athlete slowly regaining their mobility after injury.