HOMECARE

Homecare Education

Patients are instructed how to keep themselves out of pain, with flexibility and strength so as not to re-injure themselves. Since most episodes of pain go away within a day or two, it is often advisable for patients to employ back care on their own early in the course of low back pain. In most cases, do-it-yourself back care for low back pain should center on a combination of:

  • A short course of rest, limited to one to two days
  • Pain medication as prescribed by your doctor, such as NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen) and/or acetaminophen
  • Application of ice on the area of pain to decrease inflammation.

Slow mobilization and gentle stretching is then an advisable form of lower back pain homecare, and the sooner a patient can return to his or her normal functional activities, the sooner the episode of lower back pain will usually get better.

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Custom Orthotic Bracing

Spinal orthoses, or orthopedic back braces, range from an “off the shelf” soft support to a complex, custom made rigid orthotic. Like other orthotics, a spinal orthosis is named for the area of the neck/spine/back that is treated by the orthotic device.

Spinal Orthoses are Prescribed to:

Realign the Spine

Incorrect alignment of the spinal column can compromise the spinal cord and existing nerve roots, causing pain, weakness or even paralysis. An orthopedic spinal brace can realign and support the spine, aiding in the healing process, slowing the progression of conditions such as osteoarthritis and scoliosis and helping preserve muscular and sensory functions.

Immobilize the Spine
When one segment of the spine moves, it creates motion in the areas immediately above and below. Controlling this motion is extremely important in treating injured or damaged areas. The use of an orthopedic spinal brace to immobilize the spine encourages fractures to heal, prevents progression of disease or deformity and provides overall support of the body.

Support Weakened Areas of the Spine
To ensure maximum stability of the spinal column during the healing process, spinal orthotic devices are designed to fit snuggly, providing maximum support to the entire torso, including the pelvis. The devices often incorporate rigid components that assume the function of damaged bones and ligaments.

Home Exercises & Stretches

Back Pain

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Core Strength

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Flexibility

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Shoulders & Neck

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