The primary goal of orthotics is to assist the muscular and skeletal systems in a positive way.
Spinal orthoses, or orthopedic back braces, range from an “off the shelf” soft support to a complex, custom made rigid orthotic. Like other orthotics, a spinal orthosis is named for the area of the neck/spine/back that is treated by the orthotic device.
Pain, fractures, and scoliosis, are just some of the issues that can be helped through the use of different spinal orthotic devices. There are numerous spinal devices available both custom and off the shelf.
Realign the Spine
Incorrect alignment of the spinal column can compromise the spinal cord and existing nerve roots, causing pain, weakness or even paralysis. An orthopedic spinal brace can realign and support the spine, aiding in the healing process, slowing the progression of conditions such as osteoarthritis and scoliosis and helping preserve muscular and sensory functions.
Immobilize the Spine
When one segment of the spine moves, it creates motion in the areas immediately above and below. Controlling this motion is extremely important in treating injured or damaged areas. The use of an orthopedic spinal brace to immobilize the spine encourages fractures to heal, prevents progression of disease or deformity and provides overall support of the body.
Support Weakened Areas of the Spine
To ensure maximum stability of the spinal column during the healing process, spinal orthotic devices are designed to fit snuggly, providing maximum support to the entire torso, including the pelvis. The devices often incorporate rigid components that assume the function of damaged bones and ligaments.
Our skilled practitioners will begin your treatment with a complete evaluation to determine which type of device is right for you. When using a spinal orthosis the proper fit is vital in the success of these devices. No matter the situation, our team of professionals will take the time to ensure that the right spinal support device is used in your recovery.