The spine has three main sections, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. The twelve thoracic, five lumbar vertebrae and sacrum and coccyx bones make up the spine. The thoracolumbar spine (T1-L5) has two normal curvatures, lordotic in the lumbar region and kyphotic in the thoracic region. The primary spinal functions are to maintain an erect posture, provide stability and mobility, transmit loads, absorb shocks, and protect the spinal cord. Lumbar region often is at risk of serious injuries and damage because of upper limb weight tolerance and also lumbar joint mobility. Some lumbar vertebrae degeneration occurs with aging process like osteoarthritis. Disc herniations can result from aging changes, or some activities that require constant sitting or lifting also carrying heavy objects incorrectly can cause herniation of lumbar vertebral disc. Symptoms can be numbness, tingling feeling throughout one or both legs and even feet, burning feeling in the hips and legs and muscle weakness. Paksaman Neoprene lumbosacral corset can support spine with transferring weight to pelvic girdle, restricts extra movement of lumbar region and reduce pain.
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