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mistica
05-25-2004, 07:10 PM
I have known this woman for many years and she has always complained of having pain in her ribs and back. But recently her pain has gotten worse. She has told me that the doctors can do nothing for her because of her age (78). Except pain meds like oxycodone or morphin. She doesnt want to take the drugs for fear of being useless and only being able to sit at home. I relize she is very old but she asked me to try to find (on the internet) if there is any kind of brace for her back or shoulders that can releave some of the pain in the time she has left.

LindaRacine
05-26-2004, 12:14 AM
Hi Mistica...

There are two new braces which might be very helpful to your friend:

http://www.corflex.com/cerv-spine-products/unloader-body-frame.html
http://www.treatmyback.com/orthoflash.htm

If she tries one, I hope you'll report back on how she's doing.

Regards,
Linda