Aspen Summit 456 TLSO Back Brace
About TLSO Back Braces
Clinical research has shown that back braces have long been used to provide relief from low back pain. Results support that wearing a lumbar belt assists in subacute low back pain to improve significantly the functional status, the pain level and medication consumption. Studies also indicate that using a TLSO brace for two hours a day can increase body height, back extensor strength, abdominal flexor strength and relaxed vital capacity. Bio-mechanical research further demonstrates that inelastic braces provide increased trunk stiffness and limited trunk motion which could alleviate the symptoms associated with muscle fatigue, causing spasms and pain.
About the Summit 456 TLSO
The Summit 456 restricts torso movement, creating a dynamic environment for healing throughout the thoracic and lumbar spine. It is comfortable to wear, and easy to put on and take off. The Summit 456 was designed specifically for patients with conditions that are more challenging to treat (like compression fractures, burst fractures, kyphosis and fusions).
Consequences of Poor Posture
Poor posture, kyphosis and other spinal conditions can put force on the vertebrae which may cause a lack of balance, diminished lung capacity and muscle fatigue. Unbalanced weight causes an unnatural posture that overworks muscles, stretches ligaments and misaligns vertebra, leading to damage and pain.
The Benefits of Bracing
Aspen TLSO braces are designed to offload destructive forces in the spine which can help reduce muscle fatigue and increase vital capacity. Improving posture can relieve pressure on the back muscles, improve balance, reduce nerve impingement and restore lung capacity, enabling a return to a more active daily life.
“It’s great, lightweight, easier to put on and just overall more comfortable, all while keeping my back stable and supported.”
— Ryan, patient.
“My aspen back brace not only relieves my pain, but also gives my back the support it needs.”
— Adriana, patient.
Download the Instruction Guide
- Apply the fully stretched brace making sure the back panel is centered and low on the back.
- Overlap the ends of the brace so the hook material grips the opposite side loop as tightly as possible.
- Ends may be angled to accommodate for different anatomies.
Tighten and Adjust
- Adjust the vertical height of the posterior adjustment strap so that the yoke rests at C7, or 2" below the shirt collar.
- Slip each thumb into the pull tabs. Extend the tabs out and away from the brace. When desired compression is achieved, place the hook side of the pull tabs down onto the loop material to secure.
- Pull and tighten the shoulder straps until properly fit.
- Fasten and tighten the chest buckle to secure the shoulder straps.
- Detach the pull tabs from the brace and reattach so that they are loose
- Detach the Velcro at the centre of the lumbosacral belt at your abdomen
- Slide the shoulder straps off your shoulders
- Reattach the Velcro on both ends of the belt so that they don't stick to anything while not in use