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Back Braces

APEX Spine and Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery located in Suwanee, GA & Bethlehem, GA

If you’ve recently had spine surgery or suffer from back pain and need relief, see the experts at Apex Spine and Neurosurgery in Alpharetta, Bethlehem, Columbus, and Suwanee, Georgia. These experienced neurosurgeons offer back braces to ease discomfort caused by an array of pain-causing spine conditions. Schedule an evaluation by calling the office or request one using the online booking feature today.

Back Braces Q & A

What are back braces?

Back braces support your back or spine, reducing pain and the risk of complications. These braces can also help you heal properly after surgery. Apex Spine and Neurosurgery provides various braces to match your individualized needs and lifestyle.

Which conditions can a back brace help?

Reasons your neurosurgeon may recommend you wear a back brace include:

  • Post-operative healing
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowed spinal canal)
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Muscle strain or tension 

There are many different types of back braces. Your Apex Spine and Neurosurgery provider chooses one that’s the most appropriate based on your diagnosis, pain level, and goals. 

What are the benefits of back braces?

Back bracing offers many advantages. These braces can reduce pressure placed on the spinal column, add stability, reduce vertebral slipping, reduce pain, and limit movement to optimize healing after surgery or an injury. Back braces also offer preventive benefits, reducing the risk of further pain or injuries.

Am I a candidate for a back brace?

The Apex Spine and Neurosurgery team determines if you’re a candidate for a back brace and which type is best after discussing your symptoms, medical history, medications, and lifestyle. They complete a physical exam and may order X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure.

Sometimes, your provider suggests physical therapy, ice or heat, or medications instead of or in addition to a back brace. 

What should I expect when wearing a back brace?

It’s important to wear your brace exactly as instructed by your neurosurgeon. Fully adhering to your treatment plan is vital for a successful outcome. Your provider adjusts your brace to maximize comfortability. 

Some braces are temporary after surgery or an injury, while others are designed for longer-term use. Your provider lets you know how long you can expect to wear your brace.

Call the Apex Spine and Neurosurgery office at any time with questions or if you develop new or worsening symptoms. Your specialist can alter your plan or your brace to add comfort and increase the effectiveness of treatment.

Schedule an evaluation at Apex Spine and Neurosurgery by phone or request one online today to determine if you’re a candidate for a back brace.