Article Text

Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Spinal supports and physical therapy in patients with low back pain: a case series
  1. Vinod K Podichetty1,
  2. Eric S Varley2
  1. 1
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Medical, Intervention & Surgical Spine, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
  2. 2
    University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
  1. Vinod K Podichetty, podichv{at}


The association of low back pain with physical workload in seated workstation related jobs has been debated and remains controversial. Clinical studies eliciting the natural history of the disease in this emerging population are insufficient to make definitive conclusions. We report four consecutive cases of patients suffering from low back pain presenting to a tertiary spine clinic with severe non-specific low back pain. Two patients as age-matched controls with persistent low back pain were followed for 6 months after receiving conventional treatment. In comparison, two test patients received parallel conventional treatment along with orthopaedic full spinal supports as an additional treatment modality. Outcomes analysed demonstrate the efficacy of orthopaedic full spinal supports for treating low back pain.

Trial registration number: NCT00553540

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.