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Spinal Orthosis - Lumbosacral and Thoracolumbosacral Orthoses (SO, TLSO)

Types of Spinal Orthosis - Lumbosacral and Thoracolumbosacral Orthoses ((SO, TLSO)
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Getting the Right Care

Selecting the right orthotic treatment requires a specialized evaluation from a Certified Orthotist CO(c) who is trained in the science of biomechanics, the study of how the body moves. Can we help you find an orthotic solution that will meet your needs?


Spinal Orthosis; Lumbosacral and Thoracolumbosacral Orthoses (LSO, TLSO)

These devices may be suitable for individuals with:

  • Trauma
  • Scheuermann’s kyphosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Postural kyphosis
  • Disc herniation
  • Scoliosis
  • Hyperextension

These devices, which are applied to the trunk, are used to stablize the spine and/or reduce pain. A TLSO extends from the upper chest down toward the pelvis. An LSO extends from the bottom of the rib cage to the pelvis. Both custom and ready-to-wear devices such as the Harris brace, CASH brace, Jewett brace, Knight-Taylor orthosis, and corsets are available. 


    Harris Brace

    This is a custom-fit brace that is used to prevent side and backward bending of the lumbar spine as well as off-loading of the spine through intraabdominal pressure.


    Jewett Brace

    This a custom-fit brace that is used to prevent forward bending of the spine. It is used to allow healing following trauma to the spine.