Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment
DME Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment
Durable medical equipment is any piece of equipment that is built to be reused over an extended period of time and that either provides curative benefits or is necessary for an individual to perform certain tasks. Durable medical equipment is also usually covered by insurance policies such as Medicare Part B. It is essential that a patient choses a chiropractor able to provide both the necessary services and the necessary equipment.

Braces are the most common type of equipment used in our therapies. There are many types of braces that may be necessary for a patient to live comfortably, while still completing her daily tasks. Some of the most common braces prescribed include– lower back, knee, wrist and ankle.

Lower Back Braces

Back braces are prescribed to provide support to specific regions of the back. Often these braces are built to target the lower back. Do you suffer from severe lower back pain? Do you suffer from a herniated disk or degenerative back pain? If you answered yes to either of these questions, a lower back brace may be able to provide you with the support you need to get back to living your ordinary life. By supporting your back upright in proper posture, back braces alleviate the pain caused by extraneous pressure on your spine.

Knee Braces

Knee braces are normally prescribed to either protect a previously injured area from further damage or to prevent athletes from damaging the knee. There are many different types of knee braces prescribed, depending on the injury or need for injury prevention. If you are prescribed a knee brace, you will also receive training on the necessary strengthening stretches and exercises.

Wrist Braces

Do you work long hours at the computer? Do you play tennis or golf? Do you spend long hours playing video games? Have you previously been diagnosed with a wrist injury? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a member of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome high risk group. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of a pinched nerve in the wrist. The pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness or tingling in the wrist, hand and fingers. The use of wrist braces will often allow your nerves to heal, thus alleviating pain and discomfort.

Ankle Braces

Athletes, especially those engaging in indoor sports, are at the highest risk of ankle injury. Because of this, many athletes are prescribed ankle braces to provide the extra support necessary for injury prevention. Individuals suffering from a sprained ankle are also prescribed knee braces to alleviate pain and allow the injury to heal.

Regardless of your problem area, braces may help provide you with the support you need to heel comfortably. Additional therapies are usually required in conjunction with the use of braces. Call our offices today at (561) 826-3808 to schedule your initial consultations. Take the first step to living a normal life free of pain and discomfort.

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