SPONDYLOS Scoliosis & Kyphosis center
74 Messogion Ave - Athens - Greece
The bending brace is a brace who corrects excessive lordosis in the lumbar spine, such as spondylolisthesis or reduces lordosis in spinal stenosis.
It is called bending brace, since its purpose is to reduce by means of low trunk flexion,the lordosis.
External waist support with a well-applied brace and a special exercise program, will help the patient to recover his mobility faster.
Strong, flexible spinal and abdominal muscles act as a kind of “internal cast” because they are closed to the vertebrae which support.
Studies have shown symptoms relief (pain, stiffness) by the application of a hard thermoplastic bending brace to patients with spondylolyssthesis or spinal stenosis and with good results in chronic pain, is the most logical address.
1- For obese patients with weak abdominal muscles.
A stable brace will strengthen the abdominal muscles. It has been shown that if a lumbar brace is properly applied, the intradiscal pressure in the lumbar spine of the Spine will be reduced by about 30%.
2- For elderly patients with multiple levels of degenerative lesions of the lumbar spine.
Usually these patients refuse to participate in program strengthening exercises of the muscles and in some cases some exercises may worsen their condition. They can have a significant improvement in pain with a well-applied brace.
3- For younger patients
For these patients the long-term use of braces is not appropriate. Nevertheless, a brace can perform the most in patients who:
a- They were diagnosed with recent spondylosis
b- Returns to work, which is usually heavy manual after an acute Lumbar sciatica result of a herniated intervertebral disc or after a surgery.
The brace in these patients has to fight the fear of possible recurrence and prevents them from maximum stress of their lumbar spine, during their daily movements and when they can complete a large part of the exercise program
4- In patients who coexists kyphosis, the brace is a combination of a bending brace anf a kyphosis brace.
A three-dimensional digital mold from the scanned body of the patient is precisely obtained. The necessary corrections are made to the CAD-CAM, so that in the end the digital mold takes the form in which the brace is to be made.