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moodymermaid3690

685d

Can anyone recommend a good patch or brace to wear on my lower back? I've been having a hard time doing any activities outside of the house, as resting areas are few and far between, and I need to run errands soon. I've tried many patches, but they don't stick well enough (even with the aid of medical tape). Are there any decent patches that stick in such an awkward place while walking? I've also used a brace in the past, but it was cheap and became worn very quickly. Any good brand suggestions? I appreciate any suggestions!

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    • blacklabmom

      609d

      @Merylegs_meg if you have back problems chiropractor is not the way to go because they will only make it worse

    • blacklabmom

      609d

      Ask your doctor for a back brace i find mine very helpful it keeps my back from hurting also with insurance every 3 years you can get a new one

    • RadiantPig3

      614d

      I am absolutely in love with my Baxmax lumbar brace. It was a little on the spendy side, but I thought it was well worth it.

    • xtallglass

      684d

      I have problems between L1 and L5 of my lower back. The L5 and my SI joint being the worst. It causes compression on my nerves, which leads to sciatica of my right leg. Yay...😕 I use Icy hot patches with or without lidocaine. They never move. I also occasionally use a back brace I got from Walgreens pharmacy. It works really well. I see a wonderful chiropractor weekly, with the latest technology. I use a wobble ball everyday I got off Amazon, chiropractor recommended. I walk daily. Even if it's 5 mins at a time, several times a day. Something else I use is a TENS/NMES machine. Recommended by my chiropractor. Fantastic results. I do two, 30 min. sessions, once or twice a day. If you choose to get the tens machine, make sure it's the tens/nmes machine, not just the tens. Hope this helps in getting you some relief. I started doing physical therapy for 10 weeks, but going to this chiropractor seems to be helping much better. I can walk farther and have less pain now.

      • Merylegs_meg

        673d

        @xtallglass thanx for your comments and recommendations. I'm about 3 weeks out before my chiropractor can see me but trust I'll get the best from him. Does insurance cover chiropractors?

        • blacklabmom

          609d

          @Merylegs_meg if you have back problems chiropractor is not the way to go because they will only make it worse

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