Spinal orthotics are some of the most common and important types of devices used in the field.
Pain, fractures, and scoliosis are just some of the issues that can be helped through the use of different orthotic spinal devices. There are numerous spinal devices available that are both custom and off the shelf. We will begin your treatment with a complete evaluation to determine which type of device is right for you.
Once we’ve made this determination, the next step will be to measure you for the appropriate device. We will also explain how to use and care for the device. Each spinal orthosis is different, with different designs and different goals.
A lumbar supporting orthotic is designed to support the lumbar region of the spine (lower back). It’s often used for pain relief or stabilization after a surgical procedure. Injured ligaments, herniated discs, and degenerative diseases are all issues where an LSO may be helpful.
The thoracolumbar sacral orthosis (TLSO)is larger than an LSO and encompasses the entire back instead of just the lumbar region.
It’s used to help patients recover from injuries, heal following surgery, correct scoliosis, and more.
There are two types of TLSO braces – rigid and semi-rigid. The rigid version completely restricts movement, while a semi-rigid allows some flexibility to take place.
The cervical thorasic lumbar sacral orthosis is usually used in the “Minerva Brace” design.
A Minerva stabilizes the neck and back after trauma, surgery, and other similar situations. It uses four separate pieces including a head, chin, front, and back piece to maximize stability.
A cervical collar is used by emergency personnel following accidents but is also implemented on a regular basis by orthotic professionals. The collar supports the neck and head and restricts movement in the neck. Turning, raising, or lowering the head is difficult or impossible with this brace, which is used to prevent further damage to the neck.
When using a spinal orthosis, proper fit is vital to success. No matter the situation, we’ll take the time to ensure the right spinal support device is used in your recovery. In most spinal fracture cases, we are able to fit your brace within twenty-four hours.
Thoracolumbosacral and Lumbosacral Orthoses offered by Allen Orthopedic: