Back pain: Would a back brace help?

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Back pain: Would a back brace help?

If you have chronic low back pain, it may help to wear a brace for short periods or during back-straining activities. The back brace can help support your back. But prolonged use may weaken your back muscles. The best back brace may actually be your own muscles. Ask your doctor about strengthening and stability exercises.

Last Updated: 2010-02-26
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