Herniated Disc Back Braces
When a disc between two bones in the spine presses on the nerves around the backbone, it's called a herniated disc. The word "herniate" means to bulge or to stick out. Sometimes this is called a ruptured or slipped disc. Herniated discs braces can help alleviate and prevent back injuries
. Our bracing experts recommend the following braces and back supports
for herniated disc. Need additional help selecting a brace? Use Brace Advisor
, our guided tool, for recommendations based on your existing herniated disc condition, injury prevention and activity level.
Back Braces for Herniated Disc
Herniated discs are most common in the lumbar spine--the part of your backbone between the bottom of your ribs and your hips. Discs are the soft "cushions" between the bones of the spine. The discs in the spine let you move your backbone. When a disc between two bones in the spine presses on the nerves around the backbone, it's called a herniated disc. Sometimes this is called a ruptured or slipped disc. A herniated disc can cause acute and chronic low back pain, leg pain and sciatica. Wearing a herniated disc back brace
may help prevent an injury from occurring. Back braces can also help support the lower back after a herniated disc by providing compression and stability.
Learn more about herniated discs
or back injuries from our back injury guide