LSO Back Brace for Herniated Discs
Herniated discs weaken the lower back (lumbar spine) and cause a greater chance of re-injury when left untreated. Our goal at Chiro Cleveland is to strengthen the lumbar spine and take the pressure off the spinal nerves using massage, stretching, exercise and chiropractic manipulation.
With some herniated discs, an additional protective measure is to use the LSO back brace which has an inflatable bladder that provides a custom fit to the curve in the lumbar spine. This, along with a rigid back plate, will prevent re-injury and can provide much needed relief during long hours of heavy lifting or sitting, which puts added stress on the lumbar spine.
LSO back braces can be very expensive but we always verify our patient's insurance company beforehand to make sure it will be covered. We have found that they are covered under most health plans when recommended by a chiropractor.