Orthoses or a kind of splints applied to different parts of body to limit movements which can aggravate the existing pain.
Commonly used orthoses are cervical collars and lumbar supports. Following factors should be taken into account before the orthoses are prescribed.
- Examination suggests that supports or reduced mobility benefits the patient.
- Patient must understand that it is a temporary measure.
- If the supports aggravates the problem, it should be removed.