Osteoporosis in Germany
Around seven million people in Germany are affected by osteoporosis – with a rising tendency.
The osteoporosis guidelines from the German-speaking specialist osteology umbrella organisation explicitly recommends the use of back braces that straighten the spine as an adjunct to the classic pharmacological treatment approaches in the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body fractures.
Back brace for the treatment of osteoporosis
Spinomed back braces start strengthening the muscles as soon as they are put on. Because, in contrast to standard corsets or girdles, they activate the muscles of the back and abdomen. As a result, the torso is kept permanently straight. Together with the back splint, the elastic stretch materials exert noticeable tension forces on the pelvic and shoulder areas. So if patients slump into a faulty posture (rounded back), their braces automatically exert gentle pressure to remind them of the correct posture. This process is called biofeedback.
Here you will find further information about our back brace Spinomed.