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 destructiveforces in the spine which can help reduce muscle fatigueand increase vital capacity. Improving posture can relievepressure on the back muscles, improve balance, reducenerve impingement and restore lung capacity, enabling areturn to a more active daily life.
Reviews “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.