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Osteoporosis Back Brace
What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?
Should I get a back brace or support of any kind for hyperlordosis... When it starts hurting me just to stand?
You can try but you: Would be better off exercising in terms of core conditioning, stretching and cardiovascular routines. Read more
Would a mobility scooter and/or a back brace help with arachnoiditis? I've had 2 DCS since 2000. I could live easier with a brace and scooter.
Go with brace: If U are able to walk safely, keep walking and moving to maintain conditioning. Read more
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
Depends: What are you using it for? Better to treat the underlying problem. Read more
What type of activities should I use my back brace for? I was told to only use when extra support needed.
Lifting: Lifting is the most important but it is a good idea to use it for any straining. Read more
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
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