spinal orthosis


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spinal orthosis

A supportive device applied to the back (and often encircling the trunk) that limits the movement of the vertebrae, alleviates pain, or unloads mechanical stress; back brace.
See also: orthosis
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Between these two examples, the mechanical function required by the spinal orthosis varies between responding to an axial compressive force versus an orthogonally directed shear force.
Others suffering from LBP seek alternative treatments hoping to avoid surgery including medication, exercise strengthening, or any method that decompresses the lower spine, such as water therapy, inversion therapy, or use of a spinal orthosis.
TABLE 71 SPINAL ORTHOSIS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 - 2016 ($MILLION)