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    Back Support

    I know wearing a support or brace, in an adult, for pain may not be the best idea, but is there some kind of belt or lumbar wrap that would wrap around the lower spine, and up to as far as mid body, where my right thorasic curve is? I have a 60 degree curvature and would like to wear something that would give inward pressure, to get some pain relief?

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    You should get to a hospital supply store. They have all sorts of back support braces that you can try.

    --Linda

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    scoliosisguy Guest

    did you find a brace?

    I'd be interested in knowing where to find one also

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    http://www.vitalityweb.com/backstore/Bracesindex.html

    http://www.corflex.com/cerv-spine-pr...ody-frame.html

    http://www.treatmyback.com/orthoflash.htm

    I'm told that a back brace is not a great long-term option unless one plans to wear it the rest of their life. Wearing a brace all of the time will allow one's abdominal muscles to atrophy.

    --Linda

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    WHEN NEEDED

    who said it would be worn all the time? Only when a little relief is needed.

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    I personally didn't have a whole lot of luck with a back brace....
    Because I only had a single curve, my torso was pretty off center, and I had a hard time getting a back brace to stay in the right spot where it was giving me some support and relief... It always rode up on my right side...
    Blair

    Dec 15th, 2003 @ age of 20
    Posterior Fusion and CD Horizon instrumentation T2-L1.
    Surgery by Dr. Herkowitz- Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak, Michigan
    Excellent correction of 52 degree single left thoracolumbar curve. Slight curve remains in unfused lumbar region but seems stable.
    February 5, 2005- Failed Scar Revision Surgery
    September 17, 2005- 2nd Failed Scar Revision.

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