Ask Your Chiropractor about a Medicare Back Brace

Sometimes, as part of the back pain treatment process, your chiropractor may recommend a back brace to wear for a few weeks, and our medical team can write a prescription for you to get one. This can be a helpful complement to the chiropractic care you receive to overcome a back injury or other condition. A back brace can stabilize and protect your lower back for pain relief, helping you maintain correct posture as you heal. At Camelback Medical Centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, we carry the SLEEQ LSO Back Brace, which is covered by Medicare. If a back brace is medically indicated for your recovery, you can get one at little to no cost to you through your Medicare coverage.

Can Medicare Cover a Back Brace for my Condition?

Medicare may cover the cost of a back brace for you if you have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions and our medical providers decide a back brace is necessary for your recovery.

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Acute low back pain
  • Lumbar muscle weakness
  • Low back sprains and strains
  • Mechanical or discogenic lumbar pain
  • Prophylactic low back support
  • Post-operative lumbar stabilization
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal blocks
  • Post-operative lumbar fusion stabilization
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Mechanical or discogenic lumbar pain
  • Facet syndrome

A back brace can be extremely beneficial as a temporary support and protection for the lower back. If you do need one, follow your chiropractor’s and doctor’s instructions on how, when and where to use the back brace for the greatest pain relief and treatment benefit.

How Does a Back Brace Complement Chiropractic Care?

The ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to correctly align your spine for long-term health and wellness. Chiropractic care is a process; if your back has been out of alignment for a long time, it can take several weeks to restore proper posture, resolve injury and recondition the spine’s supporting soft tissues. A back brace can temporarily provide pain relief, extra support and protection when you are not in our office, particularly if you need to engage in activities that may be problematic for your back.

Schedule an appointment at the Camelback Medical Centers location nearest you to find out what your back needs. Together we can collaborate on a treatment plan that best fits your needs:

  • Phoenix: (623) 872-0002
  • Scottsdale: (480) 945-0008

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