The lumbar brace pictured above is an alternative to a traditional “warm and form” back brace. Warm and Form back braces have been around for decades – old technology. The warm and form consists of an elastic belt that provides compression, and a moldable insert for support. The moldable insert is “warmed” and “formed” to the lower back of the person wearing the brace. When the insert cools it becomes rigid. This rigid support is customized once to the lower back, and only once. So if a person wearing the back brace gains or loses any weight the rigid panel will not fit well, making the brace uncomfortable.
The back brace pictured above uses a pulley system for compression and support. It is lighter, easier to use, and lower profile (less detectable under clothes). This brace can accommodate for weight loss or weight gain. It always provides conforming compression and support.
If your doctor prescribed a warm and form back brace please forward this post to them. This warm and form alternative will do everything a traditional warm and form can but in a lighter, more adjustable, and lower profile support.