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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.