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I'm 20, and i wanna use a brace to straighten up my postural kyphosis, some say it's too late. So, is it gonna work or just deform more my spine ?
Not really: When a person is still in their growing phase, a brace can be used to potentially correct an increased kyphosis. When growth is complete, this opportunity for correction is lost. A brace may hold the spine in a straightened position in an adult, but as soon as the brace is removed, the kyphosis is still there. ...Read more
On my 20s, i know that is gonna prevent the deformity if I use the brace for my postural kyphosis, but is it gonna cause any bad issues for my spine?
Will likely not be: Helpful at all. You are done growing at age 20, so there is no reason to have a brace for this diagnosis. You have to see a physical therapist ; learn some very effective trunk stabilization programs, core strengthening programs, postural educations. The brace will not change your deformity, ; will only likely cause pressure points ; inconvenience. See a spine surgeon if you are having symptoms. ...Read more
Strong muscles: Unless you have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), the best way to improve posture is to strengthen the muscles that maintain posture in the proper position. Women have less upper body strength generally, concentrate on improving that & your back and abd muscles. Then your posture will improve, as well as your appearance, health, self-esteem,and your ability to work and play. ...Read more
Direct md eval: Please consult with your physician directly. He or she will know much more about the health of your back. ...Read more
Should I wear a posture brace? my chiropractor told me muscles will becone dependent on the brace but im not getting better without it. help?
Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?
Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more
You to find out what: Is the cause of that deformity, then may be the brace is what you need. ...Read more