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Doctor insights on: Back Braces For Herniated Discs

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What type of back braces are there?

What type of back braces are there?

Tons!: Back braces are those that are bonded behind the teeth so people can't readily see them. Not many orthodontists do that. There are different companies providing these kind of braces, known as Lingual Braces. search for Incognito braces by 3M, Harmony braces, and etc. Some are custom made for you, some are not and the wire is custom made. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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

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Back braces are coming out. What should I do?

See your doctor: If your braces are loose or coming out you will need to call your doctor and get these reattached. Allowing the braces to "slide around" will make the gum tissues sore and will adversely affect the forces designed to help move your teeth. Call you doctor, get and appointment and get these corrected as soon as possible. Good luck. ...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

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If herniated discs are present in 50% of asymptomatic population then how do you problem is really coming from spine esp if all clinical exam is norma?

If herniated discs are present in 50% of asymptomatic population then how do you problem is really coming from spine esp if all clinical exam is norma?

Depends: Asymptomatic herniated spine can be exacerbated over time with signs ands symptoms of radiculopathy such as a tingling, numbness, and shooting pain. So it's really only a matter of time and degree of load to the spine which can eventually lead to symptoms. ...Read more

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3 years ago i had 2 herniated discs that partially pressed on nerves, today i fell down our stairs onto my back. I'm in a lot of pain, did i re-injure?

Check it out: After falling down the stairs, i would be more concerned of a spinal fracture if your pain is severe. A musculoskeletal injury is also possible. If your pain is severe, i would get it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Degenerative spine in mid back, and herniated discs in low back. How serious are these?

Degenerative spine in mid back, and herniated discs in low back. How serious are these?

Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.

What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.

McKenzie therapy: Search for certified therapist at McKenzieMDT.org and find someone who lives close to you. About 95% of my patients get better with McKenzie ...Read more

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My fiancé has 2 herniated discs in his back, he is only 22 yrs old. he suffers from 24hr pain, what can be done? He also works very physical job

My fiancé has 2 herniated discs in his back, he is only 22 yrs old.  he suffers from 24hr pain, what can be done? He also works very physical job

This is sad: Very physical occupations often can aggravate a familial tendency towards disc disease, especially those involving vibration or heavy lifting. Rather than getting on pain killers that can be addictive, if he has been checked by a physician who has diagnosed the disc disease and checked for nerve damage, he should see a physiatrist to find another way to deal with the pain. Any other jobs poss? ...Read more