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How can I breathe with my scoliosis back brace?

How can I breathe with my scoliosis back brace?

Normally: You should be able to breathe normally. When you first get your brace, it may feel tight and cause you to take frequent, short breaths. Most orthotists have a schedule for wearing a brace that allows you and your body to adjust. Maybe just a short time the first day and then slowly increased time over 2-4 weeks. You should ask the person that made your brace. ...Read more

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Would i need a back brace if I have minor scoliosis?

Not usually: It does depend in part what you mean by minor scoliosis. But in general, we use bracing for curves between 30-45 degrees and only use them when the person still has growth left. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear a huge neck/back brace due to scoliosis?

Will I have to wear a huge neck/back brace due to scoliosis?

No: If you are really 35 years old, wearing a brace would have no effect. Braces are normally used for adolescents and children with progressive curves in an effort to slow the curves progression. ...Read more

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If scoliosis I want to know if a back brace would help me now?

If ur still growing: Scoliosis braces are effective for curves between 25 and 45 degrees in children who are still growing. Growth charts can determine this. They are also only effective if they are worn regularly (16 or more hours/ day). ...Read more

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Do I have to wear my back brace at night? When i get my back brace for scoliosis, will I have to wear it at night, too, or just during the day? .

Do I have to wear my back brace at night? When i get my back brace for scoliosis, will I have to wear it at night, too, or just during the day?

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Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showering etc. There are other types of braces and in my patients with mild curves that are not likely to progress i let my ptients wear them less. Thnk you for your question. ...Read more

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Is a back brace always required for scoliosis? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it isn't severe. Will i need a back brace, or can mild scoliosis be treated in other ways? .

No: Back braces are primarily used in the specific situation of a person with a 30-45 degree curvature with growth remaining. They are usually not used for more mild curves and have no benefit in a person who has completed their growth. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If i get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while i sleep at night? .

Does a back brace for scoliosis have to be worn at night? If i get a back brace for my scoliosis, will I have to wear it while i sleep at night?

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Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showering etc. There are other types of braces and in my patients with mild curves that are not likely to progress i let my ptients wear them less. Thnk you for your question. ...Read more

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Will a back brace limit my activities? I'm getting a back brace for scoliosis. Does this mean i won't be able to do things like sports? .

No: I encourage my patients to stay active, despite having to wear a brace for scoliosis. I allow them to come out of their brace for participation in sports. In many cases, i believe bracing is important to control curves and avoid surgery, but you should still participate in the things you enjoy doing. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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