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Has anyone worn a brace after a lamin, so as not to bend, twist, ect.


  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 06/11/2013 - 5:09 PM
    I had one ordered for me after both of my surgeries. The first time I had to wear it 24/7 unless I was laying down for the first 6 months, the second surgery, I did the same.
    Most surgeons will have the patient wear it for the first three months, to help the patient avoid bending, lifting, twisting movement, but also to support the spine while the fusion heals.
  • Braces... not fun on the teeth as a teenager... not fun on the body as a spine surgery "survivor". Lots of info on braces on here... some soft, some hard, some doctors use them, some don't, (and there are sound pros and cons for bracing after surgeries) etc. etc. I suggest you really do what your doctor advices as he knows exactly how your spine looked during surgery and the extent of the repairs he had to do. I had to wear a TLSO brace for 3 months, it was miserable... (It did NOT have the neck attachment if you look it up on google). If you have to wear a hard one and want some advice, PM me. I think if a brace reminds you not to bend, twist... then go for it. Just remember you will have to work on core muscles. My PT always had me remove the brace under her supervision so I was able to build up my core muscles.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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