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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
Should i be wearing a back brace if I have a disc injury? I have a disc injury--should i be wearing a back brace while it heals?
Back brace: There is no great evidence for bracing after lumbar surgery- or soft tissue / disc injury... But in some people it really makes them feel better. While things heal, do lots of walking in good posture (brace may help!) but do not wear the brace all times and not while laying down. Avoid lifiting and twisting and give it 3 months... Best ! ...Read more
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does wearing a back brace or a cesearian girdle everyday helps with the healing process after having a C-section (4days ago)?
No but...: It will not help with the healing process. On the other hand those are quite popular and many patients say they help ease the pain of recovery. The healing process will be the same but if it makes you feel better than it's certainly okay to do it. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of having a lumbar disk bugle? I have a lot of pain down both legs I have been wearing a back brace so i can sit is this good?
What type of activities should I use my back brace for? I was told to only use when extra support needed.
Lifting: Lifting is the most important but it is a good idea to use it for any straining. ...Read more
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