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Am i supposed to use a custom moldable orthotic brace for my spinal decompression treatment?

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Dr. Will Moorehead answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Following a lumbar discectomy the use of a generic back support is use by some patients, but most do not require any support. There normally is no spinal instability that may require custom brace support . Once the wound heal, stretching and strengthening exercises is the treatment of choice. Custom moldable braces really when constantly will led lead to muscle weakness.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Mark Reed answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Hello: many patients benefit in using a foot orthotic to stabilize the spine while going being treated with spinal decompression. Please make an appointment with a podiatrist to be evaluated. Best regards. Mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org.

Answered Apr 19, 2014

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