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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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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 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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Is breathlessness and exhaustion in a back brace normal?

Is breathlessness and exhaustion in a back brace normal?

New brace?: An adjustment period after back surgery with your brace is expected. During which, be sure to communicate your concerns with your doctor and therapist. You will tire easily if you are unable to exercise your lungs appropriately. ...Read more

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If scoliosis I want to know if a back brace would help me now?

If scoliosis I want to know if a back brace would help me now?

If ur still growing: Scoliosis braces are effective for curves between 25 and 45 degrees in children who are still growing. Growth charts can determine this. They are also only effective if they are worn regularly (16 or more hours/ day). ...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

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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?

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?

Outside of the Box: There are many back pain patients who find that yoga is the least expensive and most successful way to treat their back pain. Inside of medicine the next thing to do is to work through physical therapy. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more