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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can using a back brace a lot make your lower and middle back worst or more weak?

Can using a back brace a lot make your lower and middle back worst or more weak?

Yes.: Back braces may be helpful short term but long term use will result in muscle weakness and atrophy. Physical therapy is usually more helpful long term for treatment of most back pains. ...Read more

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What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle-aged back aches with no injury history?

What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle-aged back aches with no injury history?

Let me me understand: Back ache with no injury, so what is the source for back pain, we have to establish the diagnosis then we could with brace or pt or other methods. ...Read more

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Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

Benefits vs risks of wearing a back brace?

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

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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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My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

My back always hurt me especially when bend it. Would a back brace help? How do I get one?

It may help but: Back pain while bending is usually a result of weak ligaments in the back at the vertebral levels.

The back brace may help, but prolotherapy will be curative. Visit www.Getprol. Com or www.Aaomed. Org for informationa and to find a doctor. ...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? .

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

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

Not usually: It does depend on 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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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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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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more