In 80% of all cases, osteoporosis is chronic. It is then also called primary osteoporosis. Osteoporosis reduces the patient’s bone density, which leads to a defective bone structure. Because of the defective bone structure, older patients will often suffer from vertebral fractures, fractures of the arms or hip fractures.

Typically, post-menopausal women and men over 60 especially tend to get osteoporosis. Statistically, 50% of all women over 50 in Germany will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis symptoms often include diffuse back pain. Patients will also complain about a feeling of weakness in their backs, which is caused by the increasing muscular insufficiency.

The Osteo-Light orthosis straightens up the patient’s shoulder girdle, stabilizes the spine and can systematically alleviate back pain. Unlike immobilizing back orthoses, the Osteo-Light orthosis allows for the patient’s spine to remain mobile, which results in an activation of the spine muscles. This  constant training may slow down the progress of the disease and reduce the pain.

See our current Orthotics Catalog for further information.