When suffering from a back injury or recovering from a surgery after a fracture to the spine, the pain will often be intolerable. The pain may limit you even from doing very simple activities and a lot of people don’t realize that they have a back pain until then. Purchasing a back brace could be a great solution to helping you ease the symptoms of minor back injuries to major surgery recovery pain. It is important to seek medical advice from either your physician or a physiotherapist in order to get the best back brace that is suitable for your condition.
Back braces can be used simply for support to the back or for balance as it holds the whole upper body and keeps it on a straight posture. A lot of people dealing with chronic back injuries may have to wear a full, very rigid back brace that extends from the sacral area of the lower back up to the underarms. Some will even be required to connect a neck brace to the back brace in order to provide maximum support to the broken muscles. For this type of injuries, the physician is definitely the one to decide which the suitable back brace to offer maximum flexibility is.
A foam padded type of brace is often used to relieve both symptoms of lower and those caused by minor injuries. A physician will often recommend the use of this type of brace for people who suffer from back pain or any other neuromuscular infections. In such cases, the back brace will help reduce the pain and offer additional support to the back for movement. The inward shape of this kind of brace allows the base of the spine to curve hence will stay in position unlike other older versions of back braces. Nowadays, such back braces are often made of foam-like padding that is extremely soft to the skin but still offers firm support for minor to moderate lower back pain.
Another most commonly used type of support is a brace that comes with metal support strips proceeding to the back. This type of braces extends from the lower back area all the way up to the middle section of the shoulder blades thus offering maximum support. It can be used mainly by people suffering from spondylolysis, or those that have a broken vertebra or any other back bone related injury. The rigidity and the pressure on this type of back brace makes it suitable to be worn under clothes and is totally adjustable
The user is able to make movements as they wish since the structure of this brace makes it suitable for anyone, both male and female. Most importantly is that this brace its rigid nature makes it firm enough hence is almost invisible to other people and its compact size makes it suitable for the healing process. This type of brace can also be worn by people suffering from discopathy, a disease that affects the intervertebral bone, those who have osteoporotic lumbar impression fractures and those recovering from a surgical procedure.