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Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Does using a back brace make you dependent on the brace forever?

Yes and no: Using back brace help to reduce pain and offer some support, but also make the muscles weaker, so it good idea to take off and do some exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

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

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My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

It may help but: Back pain while bending is usually a result of weak ligaments in the back at the vertebral levels. The back brace may help , but prolotherapy will be curative. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for informationa and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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

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What is a good back brace for kyphosis?

What is a good back brace for kyphosis?

Depends: It depends on the site and cause of kyphosis. In the thoracic spine a tlso (thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis) may be a good option. ...Read more

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Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Possibly`: I will sometimes use a corrective brace if there is no chance of improvement in improving posture with muscle strengthening program. It is not the best way to go in most cases as it only weakens the muscles more but will use it as a last resort. ...Read more

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Should I get a back brace for lordosis/swayback?

Should I get a back brace for lordosis/swayback?

Probably not: It is generally better to do exercises and physical therapy in an attempt to correct this postural deformity. ...Read more

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Is breathlessness and exhaustion in a back brace normal?

Is breathlessness and exhaustion in a back brace normal?

New brace?: An adjustment period after back surgery with your brace is expected. During which, be sure to communicate your concerns with your doctor and therapist. You will tire easily if you are unable to exercise your lungs appropriately. ...Read more