Fractures of the spine do not only occur in bones weakened by osteoporosis. Major trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident, a gunshot wound or a fall can result in major thoracolumbar injury. In many such instances, surgery will be needed to repair the damage, but leading up to and following surgery, a stabilizing and immobilizing spine brace for fractures will be needed.
Symptoms of a spinal fracture:
- Sudden and severe back pain
- Pain increases when walking or standing and twisting or bending
- Deformity of the spine
- Loss of height
Anti-inflammatory medications may be used to help ease your pain if you have a spinal fracture. In addition, physical therapy is also an option to help strengthen your back and spine. To help prevent these spinal fractures, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
We recommend our TLSO Spinal Brace because it provides support from the inferior spine of the scapula to the sacrococcygeal junction. This back brace for compression fractures features a mechanical pulley system making it a breeze to put on and adjust. It also can be worn for pre or post-surgical care.