I have mild, but very observable, kyphosis in my thoracic spine. I saw in a store today a soft leather-like brace...kind of a racer back looking contraption that is not a fixed type brace at all. As my physical therapist has stated multiple times the importance of “not giving in to the bend”, I searched this forum for prior discussion on posture and someone had posted a picture of one and a comment was made that braces are not good based on immobility issues causing fusion. Any opinions about wearing one a few hours a day to encourage the person toward correcting their posture? I try to think about it and correct the slump, but soon get busy and forget. I think I’d rather fuse upright than keep bending further over. Thoughts?
I am fused up right through surgery though. It only feels good for a year or two.. and then AS kicks back in. Not sure what to suggest. I am always troubled by it.. I am trying to use lidocaine spray more regularly. But it is difficult to keep up with so many medicines including physical therapy.
my guess is try changing medicines. I think there are not enough tests to measure the amount of damage occuring every second. The only ones I am aware of are CRP and SED ESR... but for me they are always low.. may be the tests to see what is happening inside our bones have not been developed yet..
if you use nicotine or alcohol try quitting that too.. I am trying to but it is difficult.. I use vape and it is an addiction.. I wonder if all my problems started because I smoked early in my 20s..