Are you someone that has low back pain?
Are you a medical professional that is searching for a corset type brace for one of your patients?
1.) Corsets Have Modern Use in Medical Field
In the medical field, many physicians recommend that their patients get lumbar sacral corsets to help support their lower back.
A corset is a very helpful brace that is typically a prefabricated item that usually is used for your lower back. This is the simple way to put it. For those of us that want more detailed information, a corset should extend from a point 10 millimeters distal to the xyphoid process and it extends down to a point that is 10 millimeters superior to the symphisis pubis. – These braces can help facilitate healing and reduce a patient’s pain as well. Many times they can also be worn under a garment like a t-shirt.
A physician will request that you wear a corset after a lumbar or sacral surgical procedure to help give you added support. They can give you pain relief and support but they are not usually used for people that have unstable spine problems. They are more of a reminder for people.
2.) General Differences Among Corset Types (Lumbar Sacral vs. Dorsal Lumbar Corsets)
There are basically two kinds of corsets. One type is for your lower back (as described above) and the other type of corset is used for people that can not tolerate rigid braces. We are referring to what is called a dorsal-lumbar corset here. These braces typically extend the length of someone’s back and have over the shoulder straps that help to prevent people from flexing their spine. This is helpful for people who have posture problems (sagittal imbalance) or a compression fracture.
3.) Where To Find A Corset Near You (Chicago example)
You can find one near you by going to Google. If you type in, for example, “corset Chicago” you will most likely find brace companies that are in this area. Or, you can go for a more specific area by typing in “corset” and “60601” for example. – This example can be used pretty much everywhere you live, even if it is not in the United States.
4.) Corset Braces & Insurance
Typically, these kinds of braces can be billed to someone’s insurance, when there is medical necessity for the corset. You will need to bring your insurance card and I.D. to the appointment when you go to a brace company as well if you want to have an insurance claim submitted.