Facet joints allow for small movements between adjacent vertebrae in the spine. Facet joint syndrome, or osteoarthritis, occurs when facet joints become worn or torn, creating bone spurs, or enlarging the joints.
It is usually the result of another condition plus an injury you may have had. Degenerative discs, osteoarthritis, cysts and even infection.
Acute episodes of facet joint pain come and go and can sneak up on you. They usually occur a few times per month or per year. Leaning backward creates more discomfort than while leaning forward.
Three words: Posture. Posture. Posture. Knowing why you have developed facet syndrome is really important. This can help us fit you with a brace that will best align your spine in order to take as much pressure off the vertebrae as possible.
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LumboLoc Forte Back Brace is a medical device designed to provide support and relief for individuals suffering from back pain due to conditions such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Strain or Sprain, Facet Syndrome, and Herniated Disc.
The back brace features anatomically contoured corset stays made of aluminum that provide effective support for the painful area of the lumbar spine. The adjustable function belt at the front exerts a variable degree of compression on the abdomen, relieving the lumbar spine.
LumboLoc Forte also serves as a personal back masseur, with two different pressure cushions (pads) in the orthosis that can be used to massage either the lumbar region or sacrum. The pads allow for tension to be released and pain to abate. The elastic, breathable material fits the body perfectly, and the practical finger pockets and LPT (Low Power Tension) tensioning strap system make it easy to handle and adjust without any difficulty.
The LumboLoc Forte Back Brace is a safe, comfortable, and effective solution for individuals suffering from back pain due to various conditions.
The M-Brace Air Back Brace is a medical device designed to provide support and relief for individuals suffering from back pain due to conditions such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Strain or Sprain and Facet Syndrome.
This Lumbar-Sacral Brace acts as an immobilizing device for the lumbar-sacral region and its primary function is to reduce pain caused by lumbago, sciatica, and ischialgia.
Made with semi-rigid cotton fabric and eight self-modeling and flexible steel stays, the structure is stiffened by inside straps that immobilize the lumbar-sacral region when the locking system is pulled and secured at the front. The brace is practical and easy to wear, adapting perfectly to any size and body type to ensure maximum support and comfort at the desired tension.
The new locking technology, operated by means of two crossing bands, allows for user-friendly operation and a wide range of elastic tension settings. The M-Brace Air Back Brace is manufactured in accordance with the European Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices and Italian law, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.
This breathable and non-allergenic Lumbar-Sacral Brace is also practical and easy to fit, ensuring maximum comfort and support for those in need.
The Lumbo Direxa Stable is a medical device designed to provide support and compression to the lumbar spine, from L1 to S1.
This device is indicated for the stabilization of the lumbar spine and is particularly helpful for individuals suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease and Facet Syndrome.
The brace features a breathable elastic material, making it comfortable for all-day wear. The device also has integrated aluminum supports that help stabilize the spine and adjustable elastic straps for increased compression and support. The pocket closure system eases the process of putting on the device, and its anatomic design contours to the lordosis of the spine.
An optional breathable massaging pad (#29R343) is available for promoting blood circulation and muscle function. This pad can be added to the Elastic LSO to enhance its therapeutic benefits.
The Lumbo Direxa Stable is a safe and effective solution for individuals in need of lumbar spine support and compression. The adjustable straps and anatomic design ensure a comfortable fit, while the optional massaging pad provides added benefits for promoting blood circulation and muscle function.
The epX Back Support is a heavy-duty solution for those suffering from lumbar strain or sprain and facet syndrome.
With its 8" epX back panel, ventilated elastic side panels, and double side pulls, this back support provides exceptional support and comfort.
The conformable back panel ensures a great fit for both men and women, while the flexible stays prevent garment rolling. The versatile mesh back pocket allows for the addition of various inserts (sold separately), giving you even more customization options.
The double side pulls provide additional abdominal lift, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort in the lower back. And, with its latex-free construction, the epX Back Support is a safe and effective choice for those with latex sensitivities.
The epX Back Support is a heavy-duty, customizable solution for those struggling with lumbar strain or sprain and facet syndrome. With its excellent support and comfort, it is a must-have for anyone looking to alleviate lower back pain and improve their overall spinal health.
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There are two joints in your lower back, and they sit on each side of your spine. Their main job is to carry the weight of your upper body when you stand or walk and shift that load to your legs. They can get too loose and also get stuck.
Osteoarthritis of the spine is common with aging. It involves two things. A breakdown of the cartilage in the facet joints, which link together the spine’s vertebrae. Abnormal bony growths, called osteophytes or bone spurs develop on the vertebrae.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb. When it becomes irritated it creates pain and discomfort.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. It can be caused by several problems, including overgrowth of bone or other tissue or by a herniated disc. When the spinal canal gets too narrow, it can squeeze and irritate your spinal cord or nearby nerve roots.
A Herniated disc is an abnormal bulge or breaking open of a spinal disc. These spinal disc are what separate your back bones (vertebrae). It may push on the nerves and cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the area where that nerve travels. Most herniated discs happen in the lower back.
Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs that separate your back bones (vertebrae). As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable.
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