Brace Back Lumbar Brace is a small, light-weight design, fully padded, rigid anterior and posterior panels, lumbar orthosis. It extends from Ll to below LS vertebra, with panels to provide spinal support and generating intracavitary pressure, thereby reducing the load on the intervertebral discs. The rigid anterior and posterior panels, feature; bilateral opposing forces and a lumbar arc, constructed of polyblendplastic.
A Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthoses () controls the thoracic region of the spine (upper back). A physician must prescribe a and the back brace must be fit by a qualified medical professional.
For example, if a patient requires a lumbar support after a spinal procedure for a herniated disc then the orthotist can fit a back brace that has removable rigid panels. So initially, the device is functionally rigid and restrictive. Then as the patient heals and progresses through rehabilitation, those rigid panels can be removed. This makes the spinal orthosis more flexible, allowing the user more mobility.