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Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it? .

Will a back brace help alleviate my lower back pain? I have lower back pain pretty often. Will wearing a back brace help alleviate it?

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Maybe.: To know whether a back brace will help your pain, you need to know what's causing it. The back brace is best used in the acute setting, for a short duration when pain is severe. If you haven't already, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms and how long you have been in pain. He/she may refer you to a spine specialist for further examination and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Can I just use a brace to take my low back pain?

Not recommended: Some back braces may be appropriate after spinal fractures or spine surgery. However its use, especially longterm, is not recommended. Studies have generally shown that chronic use of back braces can lead to weakening of your back muscles due to lack of use. This can lead to worsening of your back pain. ...Read more

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Can I just use a brace to take my low back pain?

Can I just use a brace to take   my low back pain?

Depends: ...On whether dangerous problems have been considered and ruled out. Even if it's truly musculoskeletal, a brace may result in weakening muscles that are stabilizing you now. You should have a good eval first. ...Read more

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Can I just use a brace to take my low back pain away?

Yes and No: Back pain has many potential causes. Some of these causes are benign and others can be more serious. A properly fitted back brace could help with posture and support and symptomatically some patients find back braces really help to relieve pressure on their back. However, it is important to be worked up by your doctor for back pain if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain?

What causes lower back pain?

Back: Obesity, improper posture while sitting or standing, prolongued sleeping among the most common causes. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, what gives?

Lower back pain, what gives?

Common: Since about 80% of the population will suffer from back pain in their lives, and 95% of those people need no real help nor therapy, your symptoms are common. Rest, anti inflammatory medications, heat or ice on the low back will help. If it persists, see your family dr for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain ?

What causes lower back pain  ?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How is lower back pain treated?

How is lower back pain treated?

Many ways it depend: Treatment could range from Motrin for the minor cases physical therapy, exercise program, work adjustment , restriction of certain activities, injections of steroids, manipulations and all different kind of surgeries. ...Read more

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How should I ease my lower back pain?

How should I ease my lower back pain?

Get a diagnosis: The more specific the diagnosis the better we can advise. Structural damage to the spine often requires more complex treatments compared to simple strains/ sprains which can respond to therapy or medications. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more