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Spinal bracing can be a very helpful component to a treatment plan. It is important to speak to your physician to determine if a brace may or may not be helpful. As a general rule, most spinal support braces are not to be worn continuously, but rather at opportune times to achieve functional gains. For example, a LSO (lumbo-sacral-orthosis) brace is often helpful for mechanical low back pain to be worn 2-3 hours per day. This brace serves to remind the user to be cautious with activities and provides muscular support and warmth. However, if this brace is worn for extended times this may result in muscle weakness which may further aggravate mechanical pain.

Like most treatments, if used correctly under the direction of medical experts, these devices can be an excellent component to a spinal treatment program. Please consult your physician for further information. The braces presented here are just a few examples of many supportive devices available. Cost, convenience and comfort are keys to selecting the correct brace.

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