What is a Back Brace?
A back brace is a device designed to limit the motion of the spine in cases of bone fracture or in post-operative spinal fusion,
as well as a preventative measure against some progressive conditions or to correct patient posture.
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Who wears a back brace?
For example, a doctor might recommend a back brace to treat scoliosis which is a lateral curvature of the spine.
They might also prescribe a back brace to help a patient heal after surgery. Or, perhaps you chose to purchase a lower back brace to provide lumbosacral support while lifting heavy boxes at work.
How long do you wear a back brace?
It is important to note, that back braces are not meant to be worn all the time. Listed below are some activities which may be appropriate to wear a
brace however it is not meant to be worn more than about 2 hours daily. Excessive use of a back brace can actually lead to muscle atrophy and weakening of your core.
Can I sleep with a back brace on?
Taking breaks from wearing a brace is essential to prevent muscle weakness, and overnight is a good time to take this break.
Finally, wearing a posture brace to bed can interfere with your sleep, which can have a negative impact on your overall health.
How tight should a back brace be?
Your brace should be snug, but not so tight that it causes pain, bruising, or other issues. If you experience any of the following,
call your doctor – you may need to have your brace adjusted: You develop sores or redness that last longer than a half hour. Breathing or eating is difficult.
What to consider when buying a Back Brace?
Level of support. Back braces can be rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible.
Size and fit.
Durability and maintenance.