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?