The biggest advantage of bracing is that it is the most conservative treatment for pain. For many patients, the appliance can often provide enough pain relief to postpone surgical intervention, pain killers, nsaids, narcotics, or restorative medicine therapy. Additionally, a brace provides convenience in the ability to use or not use throughout the day and possibly based on your activities.
In the majority of cases, insurance will cover the cost of back braces. Most insurances reimbursement and approval is based on "medical necessity, a prescription from a medical specialists, and often a "letter of medical necessity" from your provider.
A great way to get started is to contact a product representative and insurance billing specialist that can recommend a suitable provider in your area. FIND A REPRESENTATIVE. If you are outside of a representative service area, consult your family medical provider about your interest, and they can likely refer you to an appropriate provider.