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My child needs a milwaukee brace. What will it feel like?

My child needs a milwaukee brace. What will it feel like?

See below:: The milwaukee brace stabilizes & prevents progressions of a deformity in the spine. It may seem uncomfortable and confining. The brace should be worn for increasing intervals during the day until your child can wear it 23 hrs/day. Your physician may require a different time frame. Skin care is very important along with remaining active and fit.Numbness, stinging, burning, pain should not occur. ...Read more

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Can a milwaukee brace hurt.If so how long do you have to wear it?

Can a milwaukee brace hurt.If so how long do you have to wear it?

Not if well fit: The milwaukee brace is a historic brace treatment for scoliosis. Generally this is offered for patients who have a curve less than 30°. There are other forms of braces. A well fitting brace does not hurt, nor interfere with sitting down. Historically, patients would wear a brace 23 hours a day. That is a long time! there are controversies with bracing – time in brace, and benefits. Specialty care. ...Read more

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Any tips for sitting in milwaukee brace?

Any tips for sitting in milwaukee brace?

Not easy: The brace tends to ride up and requires frequent pulling down to prevent it being uncomfortable. Use a straight back chair. The brace is oppressive but frequent use will help in that you will get more used to it. Good luck. It's not easy, but it will help in the long run. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's difficult to sit in a milwaukee brace?

Wondering if it's difficult to sit in a milwaukee brace?

Not in an upright : posture with a chair having both arms and a back to it. Less of a cushion would also be of benefit as would a chair that is not low in height. It would be harder to sit reclined. ...Read more

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My child needs a milwaukee brace. What will it feel like?

See below:: The milwaukee brace stabilizes & prevents progressions of a deformity in the spine. It may seem uncomfortable and confining. The brace should be worn for increasing intervals during the day until your child can wear it 23 hrs/day. Your physician may require a different time frame. Skin care is very important along with remaining active and fit.Numbness, stinging, burning, pain should not occur. ...Read more

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Can a milwaukee brace hurt.If so how long do you have to wear it?

Not if well fit: The milwaukee brace is a historic brace treatment for scoliosis. Generally this is offered for patients who have a curve less than 30°. There are other forms of braces. A well fitting brace does not hurt, nor interfere with sitting down. Historically, patients would wear a brace 23 hours a day. That is a long time! there are controversies with bracing – time in brace, and benefits. Specialty care. ...Read more

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My child is having trouble sitting in a milwaukee brace. Any thoughts?

My child is having trouble sitting in a milwaukee brace. Any thoughts?

Orthotist adjustment: It could just mean a simple brace adjustment or finding the right chair in terms of its leg height and depth which could be adjusted with pillows either underneath his buttocks or behind his back or both. ...Read more