While spondylosis may sound like a complicated medical term, it actually refers to the inevitable wear and tear on the discs in your spine due to age. It is essentially a term that refers to arthritis in your spine. While the condition can occur in many age groups, it skews more toward older adults.

While there is no way to cure degeneration in the spine, treatments to alleviate the pain or reduce continued degradation do exist. Treatments for spondylosis are varied. Some include physical therapy, yoga, and even resting. Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can relieve back pain caused by spondylosis, as can using cold or heat treatments. FitBrace’s innovative modular design incorporates a special pouch that accommodates a gel pack for heat or cold treatments. The gel pack can be heated on the stove or in a microwave in order to increase blood supply to the spine, relieving pain. It can also be frozen and reinserted into the brace to numb back pain caused by spondylosis.

Spondylosis or arthritis is one of the most common causes of back pain, but not many people know that it can lead to other ailments if not treated. Since the space for the spinal cord begins to narrow, other symptoms can arise. These include tingling in the limbs, difficulty walking, and even loss of bladder control. FitBrace helps keep the spine straight, which reduces the chance of spondylosis becoming worse. By improving posture, spondylosis can be staved off slightly longer, enabling you to continue enjoying your current lifestyle.