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Back Braces For Herniated Discs
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.
What to do if I have herniated discs in neck and middle back.. Had epidural injection yesterday in neck and wondering if any?
I have an old back injury, 2 herniated discs in my lower back. Would i benefit from using a rowing machine, or would it aggravate my back?
Yes but: Do it with comfort as long as you do not have pain that will fine.Good luck. ...Read more
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
I slipped & fell. can that aggravate my lumbar herniated discs? I was feeling real good but now I have pain. will fall take me step back on rehab?
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