A lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is a device used to support part of the body and keep it from moving. An LSO is used on the lowest part of the spine. This area includes the lumbar and sacral spine. An LSO is made to fit from your shoulder blades to your tailbone. Some styles can have parts added to help support your spine at the chest level. An LSO can be made of hard or soft material.
Conditions Treated: degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, spinal fracture Info: An LSO is frequently a two-piece clamshell design. It may also be a single piece with an opening on the front. An LSO extends from just below the breast bones down to the pelvis. It is used to stabilize the spine to promote healing and decrease pain.