Neck and Back Braces in Guelph

Neck and back braces fall under the category of ‘spinal bracing’, which can be subdivided into two distinct categories: acute spinal bracing due to trauma, and chronic spinal bracing.

Acute Spinal Bracing

We treat acute spinal injuries at local hospitals with same day or next day delivery of spinal braces when there has been a fracture or concern of damage to the spinal column that warrants immobilization. We can fit our patients with a customized back brace that will reduce pain, and allow the body to heal. This brace is worn until the body is healed enough to support itself.

Chronic Spinal Bracing

A brace used in chronic conditions is worn to protect the body from further damage and lessen constant pain. Some of the common conditions in which these are used are:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scheuermann’s Kyphosis

In these conditions the purpose of the brace is to limit any painful motions and help support the trunk. These braces are not necessarily worn all of the time. They are only worn when the patient feels it is necessary (ie. when being most active or when performing activities that are the most painful).

Woman with cevical orthoses (CO's)
Lumbar Sacral Orthosis at Applied Biomechanics

 Cervical Orthosis (CO)

Cervical orthoses (CO’s)  are used to provide stability and decrease pain for a number of different neuromuscular and musculoskeletal issues and vertebral fractures of the neck.  When braces like these are required, they are usually custom-to-measure to support your neck.

CO’s are prescribed and custom fit to aid in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Instability
  • Nerve Injury
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoporosis

Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (LSO), Thoraco Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (TLSO)

Lumbar Sacral Orthoses (LSO’s) and Thoraco Lumbar Sacral Orthoses (TLSO’s) are used to provide stability and decrease pain for a number of different neuromuscular and musculoskeletal issues and fractures affecting the back.  When braces like these are required, they can be custom made or custom-to-measure to support your lower and upper back.

LSO’s and TLSO’s are prescribed and custom fit to aid in the treatment of a wide variety of back and spinal conditions and injuries such as:

  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Instability
  • Nerve Injury
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoporosis

Find out how Applied Biomechanics can help you get the support you need!