Below are spinal conditions that are commonly treated with bracing. Follow these links to get more information on how spinal bracing is used to treat each of these conditions. (Note: This list is not inclusive of every spinal condition treated with spinal bracing. There may be other spinal conditions that might also benefit from bracing that are not listed below.)
If you'd like more general information on spinal braces, such as their purpose and the differences between the types of braces, please read our article about spinal bracing.
If your doctor believes that spinal bracing may help treat your condition, he or she will refer you to a certified orthotist. An orthotist is trained in the design and fit of braces, so he or she will determine the right type and fit of brace for you. It's essential that the fit of the brace is customized. A spinal brace is not as effective if it doesn't have the proper fit. If you have questions about your spinal brace and how it might help your spinal condition, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor or orthotist.