Good back braces for lower back problems have elastic support and rigid reinforcements or support the entire lumbar spine, according to HealthCentral. Patients can usually only obtain the most beneficial braces through m... More »

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Orthopedic back braces are used to treat spinal and soft tissue injury, aid with post-surgical recovery, reduce pain by stabilizing and restricting movement of the trunk, and support the muscles adjacent to the spine, ac... More »

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The AidBrace, Ergodyne ProFlex, Mueller Lumbar, McDavid and NMT Lower Back Brace are some highly rated back braces in 2015, according to Health & Personal Care Reviews. Other highly rated braces include Cincher women’s p... More »

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Lumbar osteoarthritis, or spinal osteoarthritis, is the degeneration of the joints and cartilage in the lumbar spine, according to Spine-health. It is one of the most common causes of back pain in individuals over the ag... More »

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To stretch your lower back, assume the correct stance, contract your abs, roll your back upward while keeping your chin tucked, and hold the position. Return to your beginning stance, roll your back downward, and hold th... More »

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A pars defect of the lumbar spine refers to a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis, a small section of bone that joins the joints of the vertebrae in the back of the spine, according to OrthoInfo. Another name fo... More »

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A slipped or herniated disc in the lower back may be caused by wear and tear, a sudden heavy strain on the lower back and repetitive activities. While experiencing pain is common, in some cases, individuals may have hern... More »

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