View Full Version : How Long?

08-01-2005, 12:10 PM
If there is anyone out there who could tell me how long I might have to wear my brace, that would a big help. My curve is 32 degrees and I am 11. My doctor didn't say how long I was going to have to wear it, so I'd really like to know! Thankz! :)

Mary Lou
08-01-2005, 08:23 PM
Most people wear their brace until after they are done growing. A good rule of thumb is that most girls continue to grow for up to 2 years after they start their menstrual cycle. One of the most important times to wear your brace as prescribed, is when you are in a growing spurt because as you grow, you spine also grows and can change.

Mary Lou

08-02-2005, 07:46 AM
Mary Lou is right. But did you mean how many hours a day? Wear it as much as you can, of course. Whatever works for you in your schedual. This is really a question mostly appropraite for your doctor. Maybe you can call, or wear the brace as much as possible and then ask him on your next visit?