OCEAN COUNTY – Back braces have long been known to provide relief from low back pain. With modern materials and new compression technology, today’s braces bring pain relief to a new level.
A brace may be prescribed to reduce movement, provide extra support, keep the spine in a fixed position, and to treat particular types of spinal deformity. Depending on your spine problem, a spinal brace may help reduce pain too.
Spinal braces are used to treat many different spinal disorders such as neck or back sprain/strain, spondylosis, adolescent scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, fracture, and after certain types of spine surgery. The goal of bracing is to provide support and promote healing.
Bracing should be considered one of the first options to manage your pain. This is because they are non-invasive, totally reversible (they may be removed), and can prevent the need for potentially addictive pharmaceutical medication.
Medicare and most private health insurance companies do offer coverage for this treatment option. Your coverage would be checked by one of our insurance consultants to ensure coverage.
If you think you need a brace, first talk to your doctor or give us a call. While there are many types of braces available without a prescription, it is important we know why you are using a it and how often you wear it.
Our pain specialists are trained in the design and fit of braces, so they can 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 spinal braces and how it might help your condition, don’t hesitate to talk to contact one of our pain specialists today.