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What kind of back brace will work for my body type? by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook I need a back brace for my back pain. I have lower back pain (mostly due to the weight I have to carry on my chest ) but I have a little bit of a belly too. I have gotten a back brace...
To Brace Or Not To Brace by Len S. Patient Expert in the first place. Prophylactic bracing is one of many things experts have come up with to help the athlete... to keep (athletes) safely on the field, and bracing and taping has always been an option.” And while fans will see...
There is no gargle.  This is a job for a dental professional.  People who try to do this can injure and/or chip their teeth.
Coaches Corner - BRD Achilles Ankle Brace Review by Roman M. Patient Expert Sports braces had the exact brace for my achilles condition,  The Achilles Ankle Brace . In the past... on your body all day.  And rest, what’s that? But now I had a brace to help me out and from my time...
Gear Review: BRD G18 Knee Brace by Susannyny Healthy Living Professional I have been using a McDavid hinged knee brace that I purchased at Walgreens.  While it has done a seemingly good job, it's... support.  It's also fairly hefty at 11 1/4 ounces. With that said, the McDavid is the first knee brace...
Always the quiet ones: Bracing for the media's "diagnosis" by Bev Patient Expert I'm holding my breath. I'm hoping no one says it, but I just know they will. In the paper, on TV, on the web, I haven't seen it yet. But he was "quiet", "weird", "asocial" and a "loner". Didn't make eye contact. Didn't have
Brace Yourselves Ladies: The Girdle is Making a Comeback… Is this a good thing or a bad thing? by Charlotte H. Patient Expert picture, with my exaggerated hip-to-waist ratio, looks kind of cartoon-y. My waist was smaller, yes... a corset because of a man – my husband actually thinks they look kind of silly – I’m wearing one...
I Decorated My AFO Brace! by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Another day of breaking in my new AFO brace. It went pretty well, I am not as tired as I was yesterday, so that is good, and I got a lot of work done. I also decorated my brace...
Question from a Reader: What Do You Think of Back Braces? by Doug K. Patient Expert A reader writes: " What do you think of back braces? Which kind, if any, really help... explain the external kind of brace. An external back brace can help you feel better and may facilitate...
my TLSO brace: Part I by Donna Peach Patient Expert and of the fasteners loosening up is high. TLSO brace with sternal T bar Thus, to restrict the movement in my spine, I wear this thoraco-lumbo-sacral orthosis or thoracic lumbar sacral orthotic brace. It’s also called...

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