Back Pain and Conditions
Supporting you to support your back
One of the most common orthopedic complaints is back pain. A variety of injuries or diseases and mechanical or muscular problems like whiplash, osteoporosis, rheumatic problems or lumbago can cause back problems. medi offers a wide range of supports and braces like the Lumbamed plus or the Lumbamed basic to stabilize and immobilize the spine of the back region effectively to get quickly back to the accustomed mobility.
A strong, fit back offers so much more freedom and better quality of life. It is essential to keep moving when our backs are sore. This is when a back support (orthoses) can be an effective element of treatment.
Back orthoses relieve strain and ease pain
Healthy back day on March 15 aims to raise awareness of this widespread condition. A sore back can have many causes. Conditions that are caused by wear and tear, such as osteoarthritis of the facet joints, are common. In this disorder, wear and tear of the intervertebral discs between the vertebral bodies increases the pressure on the facet joints, i.e. the joints that link the back of one vertebra of the spine to the back of an adjacent vertebra. The layers of cartilage in the facet joints wear down, causing the bones to rub against each other.
This often leads to chronic, deep-seated back pain. Special back braces can help (for example, Lumbamed® facet from medi®). They relieve pressure on the facet joints, improve posture and ease pain. Back orthoses are also used if the symptoms make everyday activities more difficult. They support the lower lumbar region and relieve strain on the ligaments and joints. The warmth and the massaging effect reduce muscular tension and relieve pain.
Sitting for long periods at work is a strain for the back
Many people spend the major part of their working hours at their desks, where they remain motionless in a fixed, tense posture in front of their computers.