After you have been fit with a Spinal Orthosis, follow these instructions: remove your orthosis and inspect your skin. There may be Some skin redness from pressure areas. Redness should not persist for more than 15 minutes after removal.
Persistent redness can be a sign of excess pressure. If you experience numbness, tingling, Colour change, excessive itching, swelling, or if pain develops, please contact our office for adjustments. Failure to do so could Iead to blisters or open sores. Do not attempt to modify your orthosis.
The orthosis is designed to support your spine and limit the motion of your spine. You should wear it 24 hours each day unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Removal of the orthosis for washing should be done only with your doctor’s authorization. If it is approved, your spine must be immobilized during the procedure. Your orthosis or lining can be cleaned with a wash cloth and mild soapy water. If your orthosis has a removable liner it can be hand washed with a mild detergent, thoroughly rinsed and air dried. Make certain all soap residue is removed and the orthosís is completely dry before re-applying. Make certain the orthosis is re-applied properly, with all straps secured snugly.
Make sure you are comfortable with how to properly put on and take off your orthosis. Please inspect your orthosis daily for any signs of wear including cracking, loose parts, or decreased effectiveness of the orthosis and call our office as needed. Ensure you follow your doctor’s instructions for wear.