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I am broken hearted

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  • I am bone on bone from a collapsed disc. I rely on medications and my back brace. Believe it or not the brace helps me alot. I knew that it would help as soon as I tried it on at the fitting. It immediately felt great. It is a corsette (sp?) style brace. It has wire things in the front and back and laces on the sides. I put it on and pull the side laces tight. It sounds horrid but it really helps. I wear a very tight fitting tank style ribbed t shirt underneath it to keep it from rubbing and irritating my skin. My only surgical options would be ADR or fusion. I am not willing to do either at this point. I try to get by as long as possible hoping that a better option will come along before I am forced in to one or the other. My doc has told me that ADR still has a long way to go before it is perfected and fusions do not have a very good success rate. You really might want to get your doc to send you to an orthotics and get fitted for a good brace. If nothing else it may help you while you are looking for another option. I must admit that my pain meds also help a great deal. Good luck and keep us posted.
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