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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:51 pm
by Fred

I've had back problems for about 20 years. I've been wearing a brace for about 9 of those years. I've given up on the doctors and I'd like to give rebuilding a try.

My question is, should I wear the brace or not?


PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:30 pm
by Steven
Welcome to the group Fred.

As far as the brace is concerned, check with your doctor and let him know that you want to try the Rebuild Your Back exercise program. Show him the book and get his advice.

I've yet to find a doctor that didn't approve of Dean's approach to reconditioning weak backs. Most are very happy to have a patient that is not just looking for more meds.

Now, my personal opinion on the brace? Get rid of it as soon as the doctor says you can. Braces are for people who are lazy and unwilling to get their back in shape. (Not that I'm saying you're lazy.) The brace can only make your back weaker because it is doing the work that your natural corset is designed to do.

Also see this article: Back Pain is Not a Medical Problem

Hope that helps,


PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:53 pm
by Carl
Hi Fred,

I agree with Steven. The brace is counter-productive. It can only make
your back weaker.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:20 pm
by Fred
Thanks for the advice. I've decided to try going longer each day without the brace and doing the exercises once a day when I have the brace off.