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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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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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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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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? .

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? .

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? .

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? .

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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Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?

Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?

Conservative care: There may by underlying pathology, such as early disc degeneration, causing the spasms, or you may have unknowingly injured your back. A mild scoliosis is actually unlikely to cause any significant pain/problems. If symptoms persist and/or are debilitating, you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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A few days ago I felt a sharp pain behind the middle of my spine, then it got worse and I found it difficult to breathe or move? It hasn't got better..

A few days ago I felt a sharp pain behind the middle of my spine, then it got worse and I found it difficult to breathe or move? It hasn't got better..

See Dr: Any pain that is severe enough or persistent enough to limit usual activities...Let alone breathing...Needs evaluated asap. If cannot be seen by your dr same-day, then should go to urgent care or er for evaluation and pain control. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make it feel like your airways are constricted and make it difficult to breathe? Like a clicking sound at the back of throat?

Yes... possibly.: No question that anxiety/panic attacks can have an associated symptom of shortness of breath. It's often a diagnosis of exclusion. I'd want to make sure you weren't having any underlying asthma, etc causing your shortness of breath (getting pulmonary function tests) and also asses your anxiety problems before hanging my hat on your dyspnea as a panic attack. Face-to-face eval should be done. ...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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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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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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Recommendations for a back brace for larger breasts?

Recommendations for a back brace for larger breasts?

Custom fitting: Check around, there are many excellent choices. ...Read more

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Will wearing a back brace help with a fractured back?

Will wearing a back brace help with a fractured back?

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 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

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Could wearing a back brace really prevent injuries to the lower back?

Could wearing a back brace really prevent injuries to the lower back?

Back brace: At your age you should not need a back brace - what is concerning you?
Please let me know and I will try and help you. ...Read more

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Can back brace limit back pain while working and if yes what types r the best?

Can back brace limit back pain while working and if yes what types r the best?

Yes: I will limit motion and thus strain on your back. I can't suggest a specific brand but I would suggest one you get from your doctor not an off the shelf one at walmart. I personally use products from rs medical www. Rsmedical. Com/‎. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with compression fx t6, should I wear a back brace? If so, how long & how tight. Thank you for suggestions as I am not fortunate see dr. Yet

Diagnosed with compression fx t6, should I wear a back brace? If so, how long & how tight. Thank you for suggestions as I am not fortunate see dr. Yet

Compression Fx!: These are usually mild inuries, that can cause significant pain acutely, but rarely "injure" nerves or muscles. What you need to do not lift heavy objects or lift over your shoulder, and let it heal. Pain will gradually diminish. A back brace will not help much. Compression fractures most common between T11 and l1. The location is troublesome, but you are a 22 y/o male. Take nsaids until seen, . ...Read more

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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

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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? .

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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Wil a back brace help with severe sciatica?

Wil a back brace help with severe sciatica?

No: A brace is very unlikely to help with sciatica. If you back muscles are weak, pt may help that and a back brace may be helpful for certain positions such as times when you will be standing or sitting for very long but it will not help with the underlying sciatica. ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct posture? When I try to stand up straight, my back hurts. The posture has gotten worse. Do I need a back brace?

What is the best way to correct posture? When I try to stand up straight, my back hurts. The posture has gotten worse. Do I need a back brace?

Medical Evaluation: Needed. You may have curvature of your spine. Your primary care can diagnose and refer if necessary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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