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EMbrace L'il Back System (EMpower + L'il Back Bracer)


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The EMbrace L'il Back System is a revolutionary therapy, featuring the EMpower device, paired with the L'il Back Bracer. This system is the world's first wearable pain management therapy for dogs.

The EMbrace L'il Back System's signature EM technology is more commonly known as Electromagnetic Field (EM) or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF). EM helps to reduce pain and increase circulation, thereby easing muscle spasms and pain associated with IVDD.

The L'il Back Bracer features a patented design to help keep your dog’s back supported when dealing with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and other causes back pain.

Now there is a solution to treat the excruciating pain associated with IVDD, and your l'il one no longer has to rely solely on pain pills and invasive surgery.

CONDITIONS

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
    • Type 1 - This type of IVDD is more common in small dogs, such as Dachshunds. Type 1 IVDD is characterized by the protrusion of the inner nucleus of the intervertebral disc.
    • Type 2 - This type of IVDD is more common in larger dogs but can happen in small dogs. Type 2 IVDD is characterized by the bulging of the intervertebral disc.
  • Herniated Spinal Disc, Ruptured Disc, or Slipped Disc
  • Chronic pain from Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Pre-surgical spinal support
  • Post-surgical spinal support
  • Preventative care for dogs with a high risk of spinal injury
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - please note that this is a degenerative condition and the L'il Back Bracer cannot stop the disease progression. If your dog is showing signs of paralysis due to DM, we recommend you consider our Haute Wheels Pet Wheelchair.

BENEFITS

  • Helps to relieve tension with muscle spasms & pain associated with IVDD
  • Can be used for post-operative and post-injury recovery
  • Easy on/off switch, 2 hour therapy that automatically powers off
  • Rechargeable device powered by a durable lithium battery
  • The EMpower unit Velcros onto any area of the L'il Back Bracer
  • Therapy on the go--your pup can move around with the system on
  • EM Technology-- Human Tested. Dog Approved.
  • Comfortable, ergonomic construction to alleviate pressure on spine
  • Dog brace designed to stabilize the back from above & below
  • Recommended for both treatment and prevention
  • Snug, adjustable fit provides gentle, constant pressure for calming effect on nervous system
  • Incorporated D-ring to attach a leash
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Medical grade, moisture-wicking, Breathe-O-Prene® fabric
  • No need to remove dog brace for dogs to “do their business”
Sizing Chart

Small

Back Measurement = 11" - 13" inches
Chest Measurement = 13" - 15" inches
Weighs less than 12 pounds

Medium

Back Measurement = 13" - 15.5" inches
Chest Measurement = 14" - 17" inches
Weighs less than 12 - 22 pounds

Large

Back Measurement = 15.5" - 17.5" inches
Chest Measurement = 18" - 21" inches
Weighs between 22 to 32 pounds

NOTE: Correct measurement is critical for best fit. Your dog MUST fit into BOTH back and chest measurements. If they are outside the measurement guidelines the brace will not fit. Our Haute L'il Back Bracer may be a better alternative for your pet. Please note that the Haute L'il Back Bracer does NOT come with the EMpower technology as is but can be ordered separately here.

Fit Instructions

Our dog brace is designed for ease of use. Straps for girth and width are adjustable, just like a human back brace.

  1. Slip the body portion over the dog's head.
  2. Put one front paw through the loop, then the other.
  3. Place the dog brace over the rear legs next.
  4. Adjust the velcro on the brace at the chest using the front straps. It should be snug for support.
  5. Adjust velcro at the rear, pulling up or by criss crossing straps.

Remember, make the dog brace snug but not too snug - just like a human brace!

 

Care

USE AND CARE:

To clean the brace just hand wash and lay flat to dry. For removing hair, we have found that a rubber pet hair remover brush works best.

FAQs - L'il Back System

FAQS

HOW DOES THE L'IL BACK BRACER PROVIDE SUPPORT?

The L’il Back Bracer is an orthopedic support garment for dogs suffering with IVDD or other back injuries.  The brace is made of a very high quality breathable and antimicrobial neoprene that is very comfortable for your dog.  There are stays that line the back and abdomen to provide the needed support and stabilization of the spine.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY DOG WEAR THE BRACE?

It depends on you and your dog.  Some pet parents will put the back brace on for the majority of the day while some just use our back brace for walks or times of high activity and play.  The back brace is flexible, so it allows the muscles to engage and ‘work’, it is not like a stiff cast.  This is important so that the muscles do not become weak from wearing the brace.

*Please note that our dog back brace is not meant to replace the crate rest period that is prescribed by your Veterinarian. 

CAN I LEAVE THE BRACE ON MY DOG ALL DAY?

We do not recommend letting your dog wear the brace all day. You may leave the brace on your dog for up to 14 hours a day. However, be sure to remove the brace when your dog is resting, this will prevent irritation and allow their body to air out. Check for any signs of irritation and/or swelling after removing the brace.

Please remove the brace before your dog goes to bed at night.

CAN MY DOG “DO THEIR BUSINESS” WHILE WEARING THIS BACK BRACE?

Yes, our back brace fits in a way that leaves that area of your dog free to take care of business without the brace blocking that part of their body.

DOES MY DOG NEED TO HAVE A SEPARATE HARNESS FOR WALKS?

The L’il Back Bracer has an attached “D” ring so when taking walks the brace acts as a harness.  Just attach the leash to the ring and enjoy a safe supported walk.

HOW DO I CARE FOR THE BRACE?

To clean the brace just hand wash and lay flat to dry.  For removing hair, we have found that a rubber pet hair remover brush works best.

CAN MY DOG JUMP WITH THE BRACE ON?

The L'il Back Bracer stabilizes the spinal column (from about where a collar would sit) and its snug fit provides overall comfort. While all dogs and all cases can vary, the L'il Back Bracer has successfully helped in many cases with increased mobility and relief. The feedback we have received on dogs regaining their mobility or at least increasing it has been tremendous.

As far as "jumping", it depends on whether your l'il one will continue to jump with the brace on. Our L'il Back Bracer's design is flexible, not like a stiff cast, so they are able to move as they normally would - just with a l'il support. Some dogs keep real still with the brace on and do not jump or run due to the calming effect the snug fit has on the nervous system, while some dogs resume their normal activity while wearing it.

WILL MY DOG GET MUSCLE ATROPHY FROM THE L'IL BACK BRACER?

No. Our back brace is lightweight. Helps give support down the spine.

WHAT IF MY DOG DOESN’T LIKE IT?

It is common for dogs not to like a brace.  A natural thing for them is to sit still. Or perhaps even whimper with it because they aren’t sure what to do with the brace on. To help with this, we recommend a break-in period of 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. Give your dog a treat and praise him/her for wearing the brace. This will hopefully allow your l'il one to associate the brace being a good thing.  Increase the amount of time each day. 

CAN THE BRACE BE WORN IN THE WATER?

Yes.  The material is a breathable, neoprene material.  Recommended washing instructions is: hand wash and then air dry.

FAQs - EM Technology

FAQS

HOW DOES EM TECHNOLOGY WORK?

The EMbrace Relief System works at the cellular level by gently pulsing an electromagnetic field into your pup's soft tissue.

The energy generated from the EM improves intracellular function which also increases the production of nitric oxide - a healing molecule common in all living things.

Nitric Oxide helps to increase blood flow to where your pup is hurting, further reducing pain and edema at the treatment area.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO RECHARGE THE EMPOWER DEVICE?

A fully charged EMpower device can deliver 2-3 two hour therapy sessions. We recommend that you charge your EMpower device after every other use to ensure that your dog get a full 2 hour session during each use. 

CAN MY PUP FEEL EM TECHNOLOGY?

Our technology should not be mistaken with a TENS unit. Unlike TENS, our EM technology is subsensory, meaning you nor your pup will not feel a thing. Dogs are far more sensitive than humans, so we've designed our EM technology to not emit any vibration, tingling sensations, or noise.

The only thing your pup will feel is relief! 

HOW LONG SHOULD MY DOG USE THE EMBRACE L'IL BACK SYSTEM?

We recommend to consult with your veterinarian to determine the best treatment plan for your pup. For optimal results, we recommend completing one two-hour treatment everyday for two weeks. Once this period is over, please use this device as needed for pain relief.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Some pups will see results right away, others may take longer than 2 weeks. You should see improvements in mood, increased levels of activity, changes in behavior and perhaps even tail wagging.

WHAT IS THE CLINICAL EVIDENCE ON EM/PEMF TECHNOLOGY?

NASA has been using EM technology to aid astronauts in supporting bone health and prevent degeneration, following time spent in space.

Our EM technology is a lighter frequency optimized for pain management and increased circulation in soft tissue. This technology has been proven in the human medical space with clinical trials focused on osteoarthritis, post-surgical and post-injury recovery. These trials have shown improvements in scar tissue healing, mobility, pain levels, and edema.

Customer Reviews

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Ashley Roeder
IVDD help

My small poodle hurt his back, IVDD, and was on crate rest for several weeks. The Vets where all confident he would recover with time. After several weekly appointments for acupuncture and laser therapy he really improved. However he still wasn’t back to normal and driving an hour for treatments was taking a toll. I came across animal ortho care And the embrace system while reading about IVDD treatments online. Even with the decent price tag it was still cheaper than the time and money associated with even one acupuncture and laser treatment. Without much to loose I gave it a shot. Our poodle followed the prescribed treatment plan wearing the vest for full days for two weeks and doing daily treatment sessions. It was amazing to see him improve— it took about a week. He’s now back to his normal self and we do the treatments ones a week or when he seems stiff as maintenance. Thanks so much!!!

Hey Ashley,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Lil Back system. We are so happy to hear that your dog is adjusting well to the brace and you are seeing positive improvements with the embrace device. Please keep us up to date on his recovery and if you need any support, reach out at any time!

Respectfully,
AOC

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Jess Lambiase
Life changing!

This brace has exponentially improved my senior dog’s comfort and mobility. Would highly recommend to anyone!

Hey Jess,
Thank you for the feedback your dog's status! So happy to hear that he/she is improving and doing well with the brace. Thank you for your support!

Best, Animal Ortho Care

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