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Orthopedic Back Brace
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have the worst back pains, and chiropractors work do not work, cause more pain, and are expensive, where can I get a back brace or what can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer