No one enjoys suffering from back pain. Whether you are suffering from acute back pain that begins suddenly and heals within two months or chronic back pain that bothers you for more than three months. Simple injuries, such as twisting the wrong way, can cause back pain. Chronic back pain is a more serious condition that more difficult to treat and may require assistance from a back brace.
If you are suffering from chronic back pain there are several kinds of back braces you can use depending on the type of ailment you suffer from. Each back brace is specifically designed to meet certain needs.
Scoliosis and Back Braces
When a curvature in your spine forces your backbone to bend into a sideways c or s you may be suffering from Scoliosis. scoliosis can be hereditary and often occurs during the pre-teen and early teen years. Girls suffer from scoliosis more often than boys.
Using a back brace can help realign the spine on its own or in combination with surgery. Back braces with stiff bars can apply extern pressure that can straighten curves in the spine. When you suffer from scoliosis back braces are usually worn at all times, including at night while you sleep.
Injury or Surgery and Back Braces
After back surgery or if you have sustained a compression fracture due to an injury you will want to wear a back brace during recovery. This type of back brace is made up of plastic and attaches to the back and abdomen with strips of Velcro. You wear these back braces when you are up and about and not while you are in bed.
The purpose of this back brace is to limit the movement of the lumbar spinal canal, usually following lumbar fusions.
Depending on the type of surgery you have the brace may be worn for three to six months. After disc surgery these braces can help prevent the disc from popping back out and it helps you avoid bend, twisting and lifting.
Visit a Chiropractor
Chiropractors, like the ones at Advanced Health Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Pain Relief Center in Idaho Falls, measure the healing progress of your spine to determine when the back brace should be removed.
Be mindful that self-treatment and over the counter back braces can cause more problems or mask a more serious condition.
If you are suffering from back pain that is mild or severe contact our chiropractors will provide the best treatment possible for your back pain and will recommend the best fitting back brace to promote comfort. Don’t suffer in pain, live the pain-free live you deserve! Call Advanced Health Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Pain Relief Center in Idaho Falls today to schedule your appointment!