Spinal - Cervical Braces

Cervical Spine Brace, neck Brace, Back Brace

Spinal - Cervical Bracing, Neck Brace, Back Brace

Your doctor may prescribe a neck Brace or back brace "Spinal - Cervical Braces" for you to wear after a spinal injury or surgery.

A Spinal - Cervical Braces does three things:

  • immobilizes your spine during healing

  • stabilizes injured areas

  • controls pain by restricting movement

Neck Braces, Back Braces "Spinal - Cervical Braces", also called orthotics, are made from a variety of materials such as elastic cotton/nylon, foam rubber, and molded plastic. An orthotist is a medical professional that specializes in making custom molded braces, adjusting their fit, and providing tips for comfort and proper wear.

Braces can be worn on any section of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral) and are named for the area of the spine to which they are applied. Common spine orthoses include:

  • Cervical (e.g., Miami J, Philadelphia collar)

  • Cervical-thoracic (e.g., Minerva, SOMI)

  • Halo ring (e.g., Breman, PMT)

  • Thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis (TLSO)

  • Lumbar-sacral orthosis (LSO)

It's important to follow your doctor's specific instructions for when and how to wear your brace—especially when sleeping, showering, and during certain activities.

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