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katmisonkkatmison Posts: 10
I have kyphosis that is very painful. Mine is postural kyphosis. I'm 29 and I've been warned by 5 professionals that I need to get my kyphosis "under control" by doing posture exercises so my hump doesn't become exceedingly pronounced by the time I'm 40. However, I can't tolerate the exercises to correct my posture, such as squeezing my shoulder blades together and rolling back my shoulders. It is too painful mostly because of the 4 herniated discs in my cervical and thoracic area and the 2 herniated discs in my lumbar area. Not to mention the pain from the scoliosis.

Here's my question...I've noticed some kyphosis braces sold on the internet that I've thought of purchasing and wearing around the house to help train myself on correct posture. I've also read up that kyphosis can cause pain to radiate down the back, which I'm thinking is contributing to the pain I'm already experiencing from the herniated discs. I asked my pain management specialist about getting a kyphosis brace and he wouldn't give me one because he said the muscles will weaken from use of the brace and I need to learn correct posture "on my own." I am thinking of going ahead and purchasing a brace from online just for around the house, not to use all the time so as to not weaken the muscles, but I'm not sure which one would be a good purchase.

Does anyone have a recommendation on a good kyphosis brace to purchase?



  • I went through the same situation with my lower back. I did just what you are thinking of doing and have no regrets :)

    It really help me strengthen the muscles that I would need to stand/walk correctly - instead of the other way around as the PT people suggested ;)

    I can't recommend a brace but I did decide on mine from going to several PT type websites and seeing what they recommend/use. The sellers of the braces often don't know that much info. So you really want to be educated before you buy one.

    I still use my brace on bad days when I just CAN'T stand the way I am suppose to.
    Like you most of the time I don't use it.

    Please keep us updated :)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Thank you so much for replying and confirming what I thought to be true (that braces won't hurt by only using occasionally). I have already looked at several braces online, but there are so many differing versions of a kyphosis brace to purchase that it is difficult to determine which one would work the best.

    Thanks again for replying. It's good to know I'm not alone out there. :)
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  • Please keep me updated :)

    PS: Like I posted before I would read articles and such from PT and see what braces they use, then go to google and type in brace xyz reviews and see what others are saying about them ;)
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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