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back brace causes pain and spasms

neednewbacknneednewback Posts: 229
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Lower Back Pain
Does anyone out there get muscle spasms and extreme pain with a back brace. I usually cant lay on my back and any pressure from a chair or such on my lower back is very painfull, but my surgeon felt a back brace would help. Well he was wrong, I am going to send him an e mail tonight but I wanted to see if others cant use one.

I have not had any surgery and I'm suffering from DDD, a few bulging discs and an annular tear. I dont know if any of this would cause this or not. Thanks,......Mitch


  • I was thinking of getting a backbrace but haven't got a script yet for one. But I heard they're helpful. Maybe you just need it for walking or working around the house. I hope you hear back from your surgeon. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Ive had surgery.. so a little different but I wouldnt be without mine. It gives my back support and I feel "naked" without it. It doesnt cause spasms nor any pain. Hope your doctor replies soon! Good luck!
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  • My chiro ordered me a back brace over 7 years ago when my back pain first started and it never seem to relieve the pain. This is from my own personal experience. I had fusion of L5 S1 on 7/1/08 and they order a special brace post op, however, I didn't wear that either because that didn't seem to help. The only thing I wore was the support brace they gave me in the hospital post op because the went in through my stomach. I wore that because it helped support my stomach incision but it didn't help support my back.

    Hopefully you will have better luck. Some people do find relief from back braces.
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