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Can I just use a brace to take my low back pain?

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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not recommended

Some back braces may be appropriate after spinal fractures or spine surgery.
However its use, especially longterm, is not recommended. Studies have generally shown that chronic use of back braces can lead to weakening of your back muscles due to lack of use. This can lead to worsening of your back pain.

In brief: Not recommended

Some back braces may be appropriate after spinal fractures or spine surgery.
However its use, especially longterm, is not recommended. Studies have generally shown that chronic use of back braces can lead to weakening of your back muscles due to lack of use. This can lead to worsening of your back pain.
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Brace

Use the back brace when likely to re injure, and when your doc recommends.
Else leave it off ... You need to build up abd and back muscles, too much bracing can result in more weakness.

In brief: Brace

Use the back brace when likely to re injure, and when your doc recommends.
Else leave it off ... You need to build up abd and back muscles, too much bracing can result in more weakness.
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