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Eliza
11-25-2007, 03:41 PM
I have been in my boston brace for about 2 months now, and I was wondering how long you or someone you know had to be in their brace? :confused: Also how many hours a day you wore the brace? :confused:

nate03
11-25-2007, 08:14 PM
I have been in my boston brace for 3 months. It is holding my curve for now, and I get good in brace correction 38 degrees to 14 deg in brace.........But I don't like wearing it. I am going to have vertebral stapling done soon so I don;t have to wear the brace anymore!

Leelee
11-25-2007, 09:26 PM
I wore a brace 23/7 for 4 years. when I was diagnosed I was 20/20, when I started wearing the brace I was 30/35, when I stopped wearing the brace I was 35/35. so it did a good job of not making me increase. now though I'm 45/45 haha so yeah.

Eliza
11-26-2007, 03:01 PM
Oh did you have to get fused or get surgery?

Eliza
11-26-2007, 04:28 PM
nate03,

What is verebral stapling?

smoothie305
11-26-2007, 05:39 PM
I know someone who wore her brace for 2 years (I don't know how many hours a day she wore it) but ended up having surgery. I haven't gotten my brace yet (I should get it in about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks) but I might have to wear it for 2 1/2 to 3 years, 20/7.

Eliza
11-27-2007, 03:58 PM
smoothie305,

They said that would be how long (estimating) that I would have to wear my brace also. Hope everything goes good with your brace! Everyone wish me luck, I have a appointment in 1 more day! I am very nervous... :(

spine'[chicka]
01-27-2008, 04:57 PM
Hey, I've had my TLSO brace for about 8 months, I think. I still have to wear it for about 20 hours a day, but Dr. Boachie is going to start cutting down my hours in Feb. (yay!) :D
It seems to be working great on my curves from my last appt, so I'm excited. :D
Good luck!

Checka729
01-27-2008, 05:52 PM
Eliza,

I was in the Boston Brace for 2 years, 23/7 and it worked wonderfully for me. I was able to stop the progression of my s-curve and eliminate the need for surgery (knock on wood, of course). Stay strong and keep sticking it out! :) good luck!

<3 Francesca

dani
01-27-2008, 07:38 PM
Hi Eliza,
I wore my Bosten Brace for two years. When I got it I was already at 45 degrees. I wore it 18 hours a day. My curves decreased while I wore it. I was out of the brace about 2.5 years ago. My curves climbed into the upper fifties (I sound like a weather man :D ) after I stopped wearing it so I did end up having to have the fusion. But, be encouraged! You were able to catch your curve while it was relatively small. I think that makes a lot of difference. Stay with the plan!

Scoli_babii_x
01-31-2008, 01:38 PM
Ive had the boston brace for 3 months and i HATE it!
I cant wait to get it off, but thats in another 2 years!
:mad:

I have a 38 degree curve out of the brace and a 22 degree one in the brace, i guess its working, but im worried i will need surgery after x x

spine'[chicka]
01-31-2008, 05:46 PM
I was supposed to need to wear mine for like, 3 years, and it seems that because I have worn it like I'm supposed to, I'll be getting it off within a year! I've had it for 8 months!! :] Wear it like you should, and maybe this will happen to you too! It's only for the best.

smoothie305
02-01-2008, 07:32 PM
Scoli babii x - That stinks that you really don't like your brace. But try to keep a positive attitude, I mean, if you wear your brace now, theres a good chance that you won't have to go through surgery. When you think about it, wearing a brace isn't all that bad.
- Smoothie305

jackieoabby
02-03-2008, 07:32 PM
Eliza,
I had the boston brace for 6 months, and I wore it at night. Didn't work.