A recent French study by the “Service of Medécine Physique et Réadaption”. Found in a randomized, multicenter study of LSO orthoses found lumbar belt wearing improved significantly, the functional status of patients, reduced pain levels and importantly reduced drug usage by over 20%. It is a complement to the French they choose to study what has been talked about anecdotally for years.
A Michigan State study found elastic LSO’s do not limit motion, even with solid panels.
Another French Study shows “The use of a lumber orthotic device in the treatment of discogenic low back pain could be a valuable option and reabilitation tool”.