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Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Maybe: All depend on your age and if you are refering to a codition call dorsal kyphosis.You need to see an spine specialist and if he feels the codition needs bracing certanly a brace for the proper indication works ver well. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

See yr orthodontist: If you eat hard, crunchy or sticky types of food, the brackets can loosen and come out. Your dentist/orthodontist has all the tools and expertise to make the fix. ...Read more

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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more

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Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Not always: Usually it's better to stay loose when you have a back injury and not restrict movement with a brace. ...Read more

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Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Not long term: There are a variety of braces that can be worn to "improve" posture problems; from fairly flexible to quite rigid. The problem is that they result in atrophy and stiffness which can ultimately worsen the problem. Strengthening of the core and postural exercises is much better. One should also get an exam and X-ray to make sure there is not an underlying spinal deformity. ...Read more

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The wire has come out of my back braces bracket and i don't have time to go to the orthodontist, what should I do?

The wire has come out of my back braces bracket and i don't have time to go to the orthodontist, what should I do?

Cut the wire: with wire cutter or nail clipper close to the back of the brace. As you are cutting the wire, place your finger on the wire you are cutting off so that it doesn’t fly off towards the back of the mouth. If the wire is not poking you and you are not in any pain, just call your orthodontist to schedule an appointment for repair at your convenience. ...Read more

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I have herniated discs, lumber. I am getting worse, supposed to have surgery. When I have a bm, i get an intense pain in my back. Is this emergent?

I have herniated discs, lumber. I am getting worse, supposed to have surgery.  When I have a bm, i get an intense pain in my back. Is this emergent?

Probably not: If you experience changes in your bowel and bladder function, or have numbness in your buttocks, you may need to seek care emergently, otherwise simply pain with bowel movement by itself does not make the need for herniated disc surgery emergent. ...Read more

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Back pain and herniated discs, what can one do?

Back pain and herniated discs, what can one do?

As always...Depends: Herniated discs are sometimes just an incidental finding and not always the cause of back pain. It is important to have a board-certified physician work you up to determine the cause of your back pain. The most common cause of back pain is musculoskeletal which is treated with heat/ice, rest, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Is it possible for slightly herniated discs cause back pain?

Kinda: It is possible for back painful discs to bulge slightly and a radiologist use the words slight herniation to describe the bulges, best to think of disc herniations as causing leg pain. ...Read more