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Will wearing a back brace help with a fractured back?
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Take it easy
Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist.
Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Take it easy
Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist.
Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Possibly
It depends upon the fracture.
Most patients are helped with the back pain symptoms by using a brace. Some fractures may not require a brace, but restrictions and limitations for work/exercise may be needed. If you are prescribed a brace for a fracture, make sure you use the brace correctly and follow-up to make sure that healing occurs.

In brief: Possibly
It depends upon the fracture.
Most patients are helped with the back pain symptoms by using a brace. Some fractures may not require a brace, but restrictions and limitations for work/exercise may be needed. If you are prescribed a brace for a fracture, make sure you use the brace correctly and follow-up to make sure that healing occurs.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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