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Can I just use a brace to take my low back pain?
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
...On whether dangerous problems have been considered and ruled out.
Even if it's truly musculoskeletal, a brace may result in weakening muscles that are stabilizing you now. You should have a good eval first.

In brief: Depends
...On whether dangerous problems have been considered and ruled out.
Even if it's truly musculoskeletal, a brace may result in weakening muscles that are stabilizing you now. You should have a good eval first.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Some people use braces for their lower back pain and occasionally i will prescribe one.
However, this is not my first choice because it tends to make the muscles of the back and abdomen weaker. For me braces are usually I do when my other approaches have failed.

In brief: See below
Some people use braces for their lower back pain and occasionally i will prescribe one.
However, this is not my first choice because it tends to make the muscles of the back and abdomen weaker. For me braces are usually I do when my other approaches have failed.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: Possibly
However do not rely on that brace all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse.
Braces/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity.

In brief: Possibly
However do not rely on that brace all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse.
Braces/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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