Re: Back brace- how often to wear ?
Hello, and welcome to brace world. The brace will wear in a bit and flex some, but mainly it is to restrict you from bending and twisting, which will put stress on the disc and nerves. I get support from my brace, but have to take it off now and then. Normally when I set down here at the keyboard it is off. When I walk down the street or putts around the house, I have it on. I am to have it on all the time but while sleeping. I do better with it on, than off. Nevertheless, at times it bothers my ribs so I take it off, and put it back on when needed. When I got fitted for mine, they gave me a sterile white brace, and I thought to myself that I hated that, so when I got it home, I tie dyed it, it has blue, yellow and red spots all over it. The nurses loved it. I need mine while my fusion heals and find that when without it, I find myself doing things I should not, so I try my best to have it on. You should call the Doctor that gave it to you and se what he wants you to do with it. It does help.