All Spinal Bracing Articles

Questions to Ask Your Orthotist

An orthotist is a specialist who designs and fits braces. During your visit with your orthotist, it's important to come prepared with questions.

Back Conditions Treated by Spinal Bracing

Read this article to learn about the back and neck conditions that may be treated using spinal bracing (also known as orthotic management).

Spinal Bracing Center

The SpineUniverse Spinal Bracing Center covers the basics of when braces are used to treat spinal conditions. Learn the goals of this often-used treatment option and read about the different types of spinal braces.

Corsets: A Type of Spinal Brace

There are many types of spinal braces.This article focuses on corsets, which are used for low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, injury, or spinal deformity.

Kids with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Motivated to Wear Brace

Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comment on the positive effects of compliance counseling that motivated kids to wear their braces.

Spinal Traction

Spinal Traction is a treatment option that is based on the application of a longitudinal force to the axis of the spinal column.

Molded Jackets: A Type of Spinal Brace

A molded jacket, also called a thoracolumbosacral orthosis, provides rigid stabilization. This brace may treat a number of spinal conditions, including spinal fractures and scoliosis. It can also limit movement after surgery. Learn more here.

Back and Neck Braces Animation

Has your doctor prescribed a back or neck brace? This video animation explains how a brace works and the purpose of bracing.

Hyperextension Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

A hyperextension brace is a spinal brace used to restrict forward bending to help your spine heal properly. Learn how this treatment may help you recover from a spinal compression fracture or from spine surgery.

Sacroiliac and Lumbosacral Belts: A Type of Spinal Brace

Sacroiliac and lumbosacral belts are back braces that treat pain in the lumbar spine and sacrum. If you have low back pain, your doctor may recommend one of these spinal braces to immobilize the painful area and allow it to heal. Learn more here.

Rigid Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

Article covers 3 common types of rigid spinal braces: the chairback brace, Raney flexion jacket, and Williams brace. These braces are prescribed if you have low back pain. They also help stabilize your back after spine surgery. Read about them here.

Why Do I Have to Wear a Brace?

Bracing may be prescribed to help prevent scoliosis - an abnormal curvature of the spine - from progressing.

Cervical Spine Bracing Options: Halo Ring, Crowns, or Vest

A halo, also known as a 'halo ring' or 'halo crown', is a piece of equipment that encircles and is fixed to the patient's head. This device is used to manage different conditions that destabilize the cervical spine.

Spinal Bracing

Spinal bracing is used for 3 main reasons: to control back pain, stabilize weak structures, and correct or prevent deformity. An orthotics specialist explains the different types of braces. Includes pictures of the most popular types.

Neck Braces: A Type of Spinal Brace

If you need cervical spine surgery, or if you've injured your neck, you may need to wear a neck brace. Neck braces are among the most common of all spinal braces (which your doctor may call orthoses or orthotics). Learn more about them here.
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