by Tom Hein | 2:07 pm

IN THIS Post, I am Going to Present a Review for the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace, Which I Feel is a High Quality Product From a Reputable Company.

You can spend a lot of money and time buying and trying the wide variety of adjustable back braces on the market, and the result could be wasted money and time.

You might be here, as part of your research efforts, and still might wonder if you’re found THE one that will work for you. This is one of the inherent pitfalls in today’s world of online shopping unfortunately, which is, not being able to try something on before purchasing it.

That leaves us to relying on reviews, which are arbitrarily based on someone else’s opinion. What we have to utilise now more than ever is our own discernment. Education on what causes the need for a back brace in the first place will also help make the decision.

>> CLICK HERE for my article on causes of back pain <<


Let’s see what you think after reading the facts …….



Product: Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace


Where to buy: CSA Medical Supply

You may be eligible for a 10% discount when visiting the site and placing your first order


Sizes Available: one size adjusts to fit waists from 24″ – 50″ waists from 50″ – 70″ require a lateral extension panel (extra charge)


Overview of the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace

This is a very versatile back brace, since it addresses many issues related to back problems, plus it is highly adjustable to make it comfortable to wear for many body types.

This is one of the reasons that this is the most popular back brace available from CSA Medical Supply. Ease of putting it on, and getting it off also lead to its popularity.

It is designed to limit range of motion, which promotes faster healing.

Other features include telescoping shoulder straps that allow comfort for even the tallest of users by giving 13″ of adjustment capabilities, while still giving rotational control and good flexibility. It also has something called “tri-band” technology together with Aspen’s patented 4:1 mechanically advantaged SlickTrack™ tightening systemplus vertical stays. All this combines to give stability, flexibility, and compression – all of which are much needed while going through your recovery period.

It can be converted to a pain relief orthosis brace for recurring pain,




and can even be fitted with a cold therapy pack.

For USA purchasers, your insurance may cover the cost of this particular back brace, which is another great benefit. When paying all that money for insurance, it would be great to receive one more perk from it.

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Just What Type of Ailments Will  the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace Help?

The answer is – many!

  • After back surgery (post-op) for stabilization
  • Degenerative disc disorders
  • Discomfort from musculoskeletal scoliosis
  • After epidural procedures
  • Support and stabilization for fractures in the vertebrae
  • Compression for relief of herniated or bulging discs
  • Spondylolisthesis or spondylosis of the vertebrae
  • Relief from spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis in the vertebrae or DJD
  • Kyphosis


Reviews From Actual Users

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Some comments from the CSA website from a very satisfied customer:

James  ***** star rating

A Perfectly Affordable Brace That Gets the Job Done

Ever since being diagnosed with an L1 compression fracture, I’ve tried on several braces to help ease the pain in my back. After what seemed like weeks upon weeks of endless agonizing pain, when I kept trying one brace after another, I had hit a wall of despair and felt that nothing would ever help. It happened to be entirely a matter of luck then, that I discovered the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO while browsing online and I’m so glad I did as this is hands down the best brace I’ve tried so far.

Within two weeks of using this brace, I’ve been able to resume several of my daily-activities, without being struck by crippling back pain. I can now bend down without feeling like someone took a hammer to my back. I am also now able to go for shorter strolls without my back screaming in pain every 5 minutes. While the fractures aren’t fully healed yet, I feel like I’ve left behind the miserable place I was in before using this brace and I’m well on my way to a steady recovery.

Apart from its effectiveness, what really set this one apart was how inexpensive it was compared to other braces. For the last brace I had used, I had to shell out over $500 and this came in at almost half the price. Not only is it effective and affordable, it’s also adjustable as per your comfort. Being quite tall, I’ve always had sizing issues but this one comes with shoulder straps which can be adjusted up to 13 inches, height-wise, and also accommodates for all waist sizes between 24-70 inches. It’s also very lightweight which makes for very easy on and off and is quite comfortable wearing outdoors.

Even my Doctor, who had prescribed my previous braces, was pleasantly surprised with the results of the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace and has approved further use. This is the most effective and comfortable brace you will find which comes at such an affordable price. I can’t recommend it enough.


From other websites:

Justin **** star rating

He comments that it was very comfortable whether wearing it day or night, and said it’s slim profile made it less noticeable under clothing.


Ronnie **** star rating

Gave him the support he needed to continue on with life without back pain. He is suffering from an inoperable herniated thoracic disc, but now is able to golf and bowl, due to the relief from the  Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO back brace.


Makala *** star rating

This lower rating was due to poor shipping time from the particular website that she ordered from. She thought the brace itself was great, stating that it was just what the doctor ordered.


Katie ***** star rating

Katie was thoroughly impressed with the comfort, quality, and full adjustability. Wearing it for hours created no discomfort and gave the support she needed. Good quality at a fair price.


Charlie ***** star rating

His pain specialist recommended this brace plus physical therapy. While his therapy was good, Charlie states that the back brace gave him almost instant relief from his back pain, was actually more effective than the physical therapy, and the pain relief lasted for several hours after taking the brace off. Easy front access adjustment. Having it on for long periods (over 4 hours) was not an issue. Brought back 85% of his former lifestyle.


AngelCat ***** star rating

This person was also very pleased for having bought the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace. “It’s saving me right now!” were the words used to describe it. Great support, full adjustability, and keeps her/him in a proper positionpreventing her/him from movements that would compromise the healing process.


About Aspen Medical Products

It could be that you’re never heard of Aspen. To be honest, I hadn’t either. So that’s why I looked into who they are, and what they’re all about.

They have been dedicated for the past 25 years, to thorough and ongoing research and testing in the field of spinal bracing, and as a result, have been setting and driving the industry standards.

There are 4 primary aspects to their company: Lower spine research. Upper spine research. Biomechanical analysis. Outcome based studies. All this allows them to do their own research and development for the best possible spinal braces.

Between 2007 – 2017 the have received awards of some type nearly every year.

From what I can see, they seem to be a leader in the field of adjustable back brace technology.

It’s a Wrap

Final Thoughts

Well there you have it – a good amount of facts and data pertaining to arguably the best back brace on the market, the Aspen Horizon 456 TLSO Back Brace.  And from what I’ve seen, at the best price through CSA Medical Supply.

What are your thoughts? Will this be the one that you try to help you with your particular back issue?

I am more than interested to hear what you have to say or ask. You can send me your question(s) of comment(s) via the form below, and I will promptly answer.

Thank you for stopping by!

All the best,


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Disclaimer: I am trained in a holistic modality, but not as a doctor, so this post or website should not be taken as medical advice. Please do your own research. Material on this blog is the result of either my own experience or research, and is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to your specific situation, and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice.

Please use discernment in the consideration of purchasing any type of health related products via the internet. Educating yourself prior to buying is always suggested and recommended.



Hi Tom

Thank you for sharing this back brace with us. It is important to find something stable, yet comfortable to wear while we are going through the healing process. It looks like this brace is wonderful in both cases, seeing the kind of reviews there are from those with experience.

What are some braces you can compare this one to for an even better reference? Also, what are your specific experiences with the braces you have used?

Thanks again for this information about the brace. 


Jun 27.2019 | 03:01 pm

    Tom Hein

    Hi Amanda,

    Medidu Premium Posture Corrector and VOKKA Posture Corrector are some comparable styles, but with each brand offering slightly different features, it’s hard to directly compare apples to apples. 

    I will say that the ones mentioned above are a bit more bulky, and from the looks of them, would be more uncomfortable. 

    Most braces that have built-in shoulder straps are targeted at posture correction, whereas the Aspen Horizon is targeted at the core muscle group and as a lower back brace that has shoulder straps to help facilitate this. 

    As for my brace experiences – these all came many years ago, and because I used braces then, I fully healed and have no repercussions now. 

    ~ I used 2 types of wrist braces after breaking my right wrist (freak accident). 

    ~ 3 different styles/sizes of knee braces after tearing the ligaments in my left knee (football).

    ~ A very basic lower back brace after over-working/using my back (construction work).

    ~ Elbow brace – again from overuse.

    ~ Ankle brace from volleyball sprain.

    All of these accidents healed more quickly from the use of braces, but they happened decades ago (I’m showing my age here) and the quality of braces available then, compared to now, wouldn’t be a fair comparison. 

    But the key thing to take away here, is that any type of injury, on any part of the body, needs stabilization and support from a proper brace to aid the healing process. 

    Thank you for your comments and questions Amanda. I hope you never need anywhere near as many braces that I have, but should the need arise, I hope you’ll bookmark my site and find the one you need. 

    All my best,


    Jun 27.2019 | 05:57 pm


Hi Tom,

I’ve been wearing a back brace for about 10 years now – due to degenerative discs.

The brace I’m using is just a flat wrap with Velcro straps – and, it gives me pretty good support.  But, the problem is that this brace tends to ride up and fold over on itself when I am involved in strenuous activities.

Do you think that since the Aspen Horizon brace has the additional shoulder support, it will be less likely to curl over?  If it fixes this problem, I would be inclined to give it a try.  Plus, I like the idea of being able to add an ice pack when I need it.



Jun 27.2019 | 03:01 pm

    Tom Hein

    Ten years is a long time to battle pain like that Jim – so sorry!

    The shoulder straps will keep it from sliding down, but not from riding upwards. Maybe having it tightly wrapped would help keep it in place. 

    CSA Medical Supply offers a 100% refund policy for up to 30 days if you’re not satisfied with your purchase, so you might give it a go and see if it works for you. 

    Hope this helps!


    Jun 27.2019 | 04:56 pm


I like this design because it supports the whole back and it’s easy to wear too. You said that the movements should be limited to heal fast, is there a time frame? Like how many hours for someone who just needs to get relief from a spinal discomfort. I get back pain now and then due to work.


Jun 27.2019 | 03:03 pm

    Tom Hein

    Hello Adyns68,

    That is always the million dollar question that we all want to know – “when will I be healed?”

    Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer that. There are too many variables at work here i.e., how much rest you can afford to take, how careful you are with your movements, the degree to which your back is compromised, etc. 

    The best recipe to help your back is rest and soaking in a tub of hot water with 1 cup of Epsom salt everyday until you feel relief. The magnesium in the salt is very good at relaxing sore and tired muscles.                                    And of course, everyday wearing a back brace to support your back and minimise the strain. 

    I hope you find relief very quickly!

    My best,


    Jun 27.2019 | 04:48 pm


This is post is very interesting as it is possible that eventually I might just need some support such as this due to the damage caused by a road accident many years ago, at the moment I am fine, with just the odd twinge, but it is nice to know that such a first class product exists should I need it.

Enjoyed the review very much, sufficient detail to enable one to make a decision should one ever be needed.

Many thanks,


Jun 27.2019 | 03:07 pm

    Tom Hein

    Hello Stuart,

    I’m glad you found benefit in what you read.

    Sorry to hear of your accident. Old injuries have a way of not going away, and in fact, can creep up on us with age. 

    I hope you’ll consider this brace for your back – it really is a quality one!

    Here’s to your health!


    Jun 27.2019 | 04:41 pm

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