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What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?

What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?

Let me me understand: Back ache with no injury, so what is the source for back pain, we have to establish the diagnosis then we could with brace or pt or other methods. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Yes and no: Using back brace help to reduce pain and offer some support, but also make the muscles weaker, so it good idea to take off and do some exercise. ...Read more

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Back brace (Tip)

You can wear a back brace for up to two days before muscles start to weaken. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I have the worst back pains, and chiropractors work do not work, cause more pain, and are expensive, where can I get a back brace or what can I do?

I have the worst back pains, and chiropractors work do not work, cause more pain, and are expensive, where can I get a back brace or what can I do?

Outside of the Box: There are many back pain patients who find that yoga is the least expensive and most successful way to treat their back pain. Inside of medicine the next thing to do is to work through physical therapy. ...Read more

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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Prob. negative: You didn't mention what condition you are treating. In general, I do not recommend back braces. They have not proven helpful in the long run for scoliosis. The better treatment is to strengthen your core body muscles to support your back. Wearing a brace long term will instead cause those muscles to atrophy. ...Read more

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Back brace (Tip)

Wearing a back brace is not an effective long term treatment for back pain. ...See more

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How to stop or lessen chronic back pain with brace or somehting?

How to stop or lessen chronic back pain with brace or somehting?

Back pain braces: Back pain has plenty of causes, nerves, bones, facets, muscles, discs treatment depends on cause.. There situation were a brace can help but we do not have confirmatory evidence except for scoliosis, vertebral fractures--see cochrane database syst rev. 2008 apr 16;(2):cd001823 try rehabilitation with multiple modality. ...Read more

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My lower back hurt when i walk far and when i workout if i get me a back brace would it help stop hurting?

My lower back hurt when i walk far and when i workout  if i get me a back brace would it help stop hurting?

Strengthen your core: Physical therapy may help, as can working on strengthening your core muscles (from your neck to your knees). A back brace is usually not very effective in reducing back pain. Also, if the pain persists, you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Back brace (Tip)

Back braces can weaken core muscles. It is not wise to use them all the time. ...See more

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I have a broken back (t8&t12) not yet had surgery - doctor is waiting to see how i heal in a brace, can I have sex?How safe is it&any recommended way?

I have a broken back (t8&t12) not yet had surgery - doctor is waiting to see how i heal in a brace, can I have sex?How safe is it&any recommended way?

Unsure: This really depends on type of fracture. If a stable compression fracture of 2 levels without significant deformity, then likely safe in whatever position comfortable. Bracing likely only for comfort and not stability under these circumstances. If fracture more severe, then not prudent. Ask your treating doc for specifics. ...Read more

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Can back brace limit back pain while working and if yes what types r the best?

Yes: I will limit motion and thus strain on your back. I can't suggest a specific brand but i would suggest one you get from your doctor not an off the shelf one at walmart. I personally use products from rs medical www.Rsmedical.Com/?. ...Read more

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Back brace (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Prob. negative: You didn't mention what condition you are treating. In general, I do not recommend back braces. They have not proven helpful in the long run for scoliosis. The better treatment is to strengthen your core body muscles to support your back. Wearing a brace long term will instead cause those muscles to atrophy. ...Read more

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Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Yes and no: Using back brace help to reduce pain and offer some support, but also make the muscles weaker, so it good idea to take off and do some exercise. ...Read more

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Back brace (Tip)

Most acute episodes of back pain will not require surgery. ...See more

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My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

It may help but: Back pain while bending is usually a result of weak ligaments in the back at the vertebral levels. The back brace may help , but prolotherapy will be curative. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for informationa and to find a doctor. ...Read more