Frequently Asked Questions

1How often should I wear a brace?
Every person and their situation is different, so this answer will vary case-by-case. However, as a general rule of thumb, the more pain you experience, the more often you should use a brace. Wearing a brace can help you get through your busy day. It can provide much-needed relief for patients with either acute or chronic pain.
2What are the drawbacks to using a brace?
Like any form of treatment, braces do have a few minor drawbacks. If you wear your brace excessively or rely on it too much, it can cause muscle weakness. This can be easily avoided by following the doctor’s recommendations for use. You may also perform light exercises as prescribed by your doctor to increase muscle strength. Another minor disadvantage comes with improper form. When lifting or moving heavy objects, be sure to use correct body mechanics to achieve the greatest protection from injury.
3Will Medicare cover my brace?
Fortunately, Medicare will pay on average 80% of the costs associated with receiving a brace. Based on your individual level of pain and specific health needs, some individuals receive their brace free of charge. Medicare will usually only approve a brace once every five years, so be sure to consult with your chiropractor about the durability and use of your back brace.
4How long will it take for my injuries to be healed?
This question is best answered on a case by case basis. It depends on the extent of the injuries and the patient’s natural ability to recover. However, the results are long-lasting.
5What is a back brace?
It’s easy to be confused about what constitutes a back brace—of course, there are plenty of consumer-targeted devices that will stabilize the back. Back braces can come in metal or plastic and are designed to support the back. They protect areas ranging from the entire body to just the lower back. No matter what design, back braces are typically used to encourage healing by reducing the workload on the back.
6Should I be wearing a back brace?
Many of you who suffer from lower back pain from a herniated disk or degenerative disk disease may consider using a back brace to relieve pain. Although most individuals who use back braces have either a herniated disk or degenerative disk disease, consulting with a professional is the best way to determine if a brace will be beneficial in your unique case. If you and your doctor determine that a brace is the best fit for you, you can begin using one to recover faster and easier.
7How can a back brace help?
Back braces provide muscular and spinal support in the lower back. By keeping your body in the correct alignment, a back brace keeps pressure off your spine. Since this is most likely the primary cause of your pain, back braces can lessen the pressure on your back and promote comfort.
8What is a knee brace?
It’s easy to be confused about what constitutes a knee brace—of course, there are plenty of consumer-targeted devices that will stabilize the knee. Knee braces can come in metal or plastic and are designed to support the knee. They protect areas ranging from the entire body to just the knee. No matter what design, knee braces are typically used to encourage healing by reducing the workload on the knee.
9Should I be wearing a knee brace?
Many of you who suffer from knee pain may consider using a knee brace to relieve pain. Most individuals who use knee braces should consult with a professional is the best way to determine if a brace will be beneficial in your unique case. If you and your doctor determine that a brace is the best fit for you, you can begin using one to recover faster and easier.
10How can a knee brace help?
Knee braces provide muscular support in knee. By keeping your body in the correct alignment, a knee brace keeps pressure off your knee. Since this is most likely the primary cause of your pain, knee braces can lessen the pressure on your knee and promote comfort.

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