My NS has given me four weeks to wean off of my turtle shell brace. Previously, I had to wear it except when sleeping or showering, as many of you. I have started taking it off for 3 - 5 hours during the day. My question for those of you that have had the same situation, did you notice an increase in hip and groin pain? I feel fantastic with the brace, but when I take it off, I develop those pesky pains. If they are normal, great. I have not taken any meds since week 3.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.