Brace treatment of spinal claudication in an adult with lumbar scoliosis–a case report.

By London Spine

Brace treatment of spinal claudication in an adult with lumbar scoliosis–a case report.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;123:586-9

Authors: Weiss HR, Dallmayer R

Although spinal claudication may arise from narrowing of the spinal canal, not all patients with narrowing develop symptoms. The reason why some patients develop symptomatic stenosis and others do not is still unknown. Therefore, the term lumbar spinal stenosis refers to a clinical syndrome of lower extremity pain caused by mechanical compression on the neural elements or their blood supply. Some studies have shown effectiveness of brace treatment with a common supportive LSO. At our Centre the sagittal realignment brace is used for the treatment of chronic low back pain. This is a lumbar lordosing brace theoretically leading to a reduction of the volume in the spinal canal. However a patient with a significant increase in walking distance due to the application of this brace will be presented here.

PMID: 17108492 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]