View Full Version : Getting a boston brace; nervous

06-12-2006, 05:22 PM
I'm (obviously) new here ...

I have a curvature of 21 degrees, and the doctor wants to do bracing, which is probably a good idea, though I'm not looking forward to it.

I'm getting my brace on Friday, and I have NO idea what to expect.

What should I be expecting from this?

What's it going to feel like, what will I be able to do / not do, strategies for getting used to it?

Thanks soooo much in advance


06-13-2006, 12:58 AM
I wore a boston back brace . And the one thing I remember was the way it felt. I felt like I was put in a plastic can with my arms head and legs sticking out . When I first got it put on I felt the pressure of the brace on my back , this depends on where your curve is. I can't lie to you but it was very uncomfortable. I had to sleep in mine and that was a nightmare!!!.Add to it I had to wear my brace 23 out of 24 hours a day!! . The one thing I can say is the boston brace is not easy to wear and in my opinon very uncomfortable ..

Good luck and I hope it works >>>>
Drumgod :cool:

06-13-2006, 09:35 AM
lots of people wear a boston brace and eventually learn to cope with it. You might be better of writing in on the www.spinekids.com forum, were you are likely to find more young people (i am asuming you are a young person) currently using a hard brace and better placed to advice you

all the best

06-13-2006, 10:26 AM
Hi! I've been wearing Milwaukee and Providence braces since I was 8, and I just found out that I need a Boston Brace too. Like gerbo said, Spinekids is great for kids our age to discuss everything about bracing, surgery, and the wait and watch period. :)

07-07-2006, 08:29 PM
maybe u could look at my new thread i just posted it. it doesn't really have that much info or anything just generally talking about it. (I have a boston brace)

07-10-2006, 07:51 PM
wish u luck
i hope wount go to surgury

07-13-2006, 03:54 PM
I have a Boston Brace right now and at first it was annoying (I won't lie, it still is) but you get used to it. I guess I am kind of one of the lucky ones...I only have to wear mine 12 hours a day but I sleep in it which is awful. It is so hard to fall asleep without being comfortable. Still...it's going to help, right? And it will be over one day and then you will emerge with a great back. It may feel weird but even falling asleep is no problem for me now. It just takes some time.

Keep looking on the bright side no matter what!

Good luck!