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Sciatica 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
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...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
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
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
What kind of back brace (and what size) is helpful for middle aged back aches with no injury history?
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
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