Re: Lumbar corset!
The corset that the orthotics company gave me when my doc prescribed a support one time. It reminded me of the actual corsets we've seen in literature of years and years ago. It was made of strong cotton with staves all around, not just in the area of the spine. It was fitted to me, being tightly laced up, then it could be pulled off with the velcro wrap over pieces once tightly matched to your body. I was not able to wear it though, as I have deformed ribs which the staves would not flex over, so as a substitue was given a wide elastic wrap with a wide stave at the spine area. Really looked like the wide work belts you see at Wal-Mart and the hardware stores and often see workers loading heavy stock wear at such stores except theirs don't have the stave in the back. This belt was much more comfortable and I use it when I'm to do any lifting or heavier objects or if I'm mowing. I believe that the orthotics place classifed both as a brace and billed the black elastic support as a brace to the insurance company, but they called the laced up item a corset brace. It was ridiculous what the insurance company paid for that elastic belt.
Last edited by Quietcook; 01-28-2006 at 05:53 PM.