Full Body Back Brace for Compression Fracture, Kyphosis, Disc Damage, Etc.
A Jewett hyperextension back brace is a unique tool for limiting motion of the spine and reducing pressure on its tissues.
The three-point pressure system keeps the spine extended and prevents too much forward flexion, easing pressure and pain, particularly in the region where the lumbar spine meets the thoracic spine. To get even more specific, the full back support brace reduces pressure on the anterior portion of the vertebrae.
This makes it an especially popular type of back braces for compression fractures, especially anterior wedge ones involving the T10 through L3 vertebrae.
Compression fractures refer to the collapse of a vertebra, usually due to bone thinning associated with osteoporosis. The collapse of a vertebra into a wedge shape can lead to a loss of height and the hunched over posture known as kyphosis.
The collapse of one’s vertebrae can also narrow the spaces within the spine (spinal stenosis), cause one of the vertebrae to slip out of position onto the one beneath it (spondylolisthesis) and/or pressure the nerves (sciatica) or spinal cord.
This back brace for thoracic/lumbar fracture can help with such related conditions by reducing pressure on the spine. Wearing a spondylolisthesis back brace for anywhere from six weeks to three months can reduce the chances of sustaining further injury, ease pain and prevent deformity from occurring. The compression fracture back brace also supports the back, helping to make up for muscle weakness. And ultimately, the hard back brace allows healing to occur.
These qualities also make it a great back brace for herniated discs, bulging discs and other types of damage to these cartilage tissues. Such injuries can also narrow the open spaces of the spine, pressure nerve roots, etc., much like a compression fracture.
In the event that surgery is needed to repair damage to a disc or bone of the spine, the back brace for a pinched nerve can help with pre- and post-operative immobilization.
The extended position in which the Jewett hyperextension orthosis support holds the back also makes it a great back brace for kyphosis and posture correction. We also offer a number of other upper and lower back posture correctors.
Details on the Hyper X Plus TLSO Jewett Brace
This back brace for stress fractures and the compression fractures they can lead to limits forward bending of one’s trunk, which prevents additional damage from occurring and eases the pain. Following are more details about this kyphosis back brace for adults.
- Jewett thoracic / lumbar back brace controls sagittal and frontal movement of these areas of the spine
- Back brace for fractured vertebrae still allows lateral (side-to-side) movement and rotation
- Back brace for spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis reduces pressure on the anterior vertebrae
- These TLSO braces apply pressure to the sternum, pubic and mid back area, preventing thoracic flexion posture
- Indications: compression fractures, kyphosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, thoracic mechanical back pain, thoracolumbar injury, other spinal anomalies (e.g., spondylolisthesis, stenosis or Scheuermann's kyphosis)
- This style of back bracing may also be used leading up to or after surgery
- Osteoporosis back brace had padding where it comes in contact with the body
- Sternal pad of this back brace for posture control moves with one’s body
- Pelvic band of the herniated disc back brace is spring-loaded and hinged so it moves with the patient
- Fit of the thoracic/lumbar compression fracture brace can be customized to each user
- Frame can be easily adjusted to differing widths and lengths without removing screws
- Spinal stenosis back brace is lightweight thanks to its aluminum frame
- Quick-release closure system and secure locking hatch simplify application and removal of the upper body brace
- Application Instructions:
- First, unhook the lumbar pad from the frame of the brace by inserting the thumb into the blue loop cord and pushing forward. Then position the brace 2 inches below your sternal notch with the arrow facing up on the upper component. Your sternal notch, also known as your jugular notch, is the large, visible dip in between your neck and collarbone. Then place the lumbar pad around the back holding the belt with one hand and the frame in the other hand keeping the positioning in place. Without releasing the frame, put the thumb of the hand that is holding the belt through the blue cord of the plastic closure buckle and pull until the buckle is in place. Proceed by adjusting the frame to the desired position and finish by closing the latch hook on the other side.
- For quick removal, simply insert the thumb into the blue loop cord and push forward. To apply and remove, just loosen the latch lock by pushing on the blue area and lift.