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Bracing Helps

FACT: LSO use leads to greater functional outcomes than medication and physical therapy alone.

An LSO is a conservative yet effective treatment option for low back pain and should always be considered as part of a comprehensive approach to low back pain and impaired function. This 2014 Spine study concluded that an LSO led to greater functional outcomes in comparison to standard care, which included only medication and physical therapy. Individuals wearing an Aspen QuikDraw Pro inextensible LSO had 4.7 times higher odds of achieving success [a reduction in ODI of ≥ 50% improvement] than those assigned to standard care alone.

Source: A randomized clinical trial comparing extensible and inextensible lumbosacral orthoses and standard care alone in the management of lower back pain.

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