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A 20-year-old male asked:

On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if i use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2013

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