The VertAlign® back brace is a patented1 lightweight, rigid plastic orthosis also known as a thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO). This means that it will hold the back from an area between the shoulder blades ( scapulae) to a point just above the buttocks. The VertAlign® back brace is designed to meet your spinal immobilization needs, whether or not surgery is indicated.
The VertAlign® back brace consists of a front, back and two side shells fastened by hook-and-loop closure straps threaded through rings. Once properly applied and adjusted to your shape, re-application is straightforward and, as your medical condition allows, may be performed without the help of others. Unless otherwise instructed by your physician, the VertAlign® back brace is intended to provide protection that helps you return to performing many routine daily activities. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is as important for mental health as it is for physical health.