The Medicare Bracing Blog: Back Braces

Learning About Neurogenic Claudication

Learning About Neurogenic Claudication

Many of us take for granted the ability to walk pain-free.

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What is Spinal Stenosis, and How is it Treated?

What is Spinal Stenosis, and How is it Treated?

Your spine is made up of small bones, called vertebrae, which are stacked on top of one another. Muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral disks are additional parts of the spinal column....

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Do You Want to Avoid or Delay Spinal Decompression Surgery?

Do You Want to Avoid or Delay Spinal Decompression Surgery?

If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, your physician may suggest spinal decompression surgery, also known as laminectomy surgery. There are many reasons that a patient would try to...

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Finding the Best Back Brace for Golf

Finding the Best Back Brace for Golf

Back pain is a common occurrence among golfers. There are preventive steps you can take to avoid back pain slowing you down on the course. A quality back brace will help relieve pressure on your...

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How to Find the Right Back Brace to Manage Degenerative Disc Disease

How to Find the Right Back Brace to Manage Degenerative Disc Disease

Over the course of a lifetime, our bodies experience a natural amount of wear and tear. Conditions manifest at different times and in a variety of ways depending on factors from genetics to jobs...

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How Back Braces Can Help You Ease and Treat a Lumbar Compression Fracture

How Back Braces Can Help You Ease and Treat a Lumbar Compression Fracture

The spine of a human being is comprised of bones called vertebrae. These bones are arranged in a column from top to bottom and function as support structures for the head, neck, trunk, and limbs....

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What’s The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc?

What’s The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc?

Vertebral discs function as cushions for the spine's vertebrae. They are made up of an exterior layer of tough cartilage (annulus) surrounding the softer center (nucleus pulposus). You may imagine...

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Use the Right Back Brace to Manage or Maintain a Herniated Disc

Use the Right Back Brace to Manage or Maintain a Herniated Disc

Does wearing a back brace relieve pain associated with a herniated disc? Yes. Studies show that wearing a back brace can  provide short-term relief from back pain. While a back brace won't cure...

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All You Need to Know About the Use of a Back Brace for Back Pain Treatment

All You Need to Know About the Use of a Back Brace for Back Pain Treatment

It is estimated that about 80% of adults suffer from back pain and back-related complications. Back pain may stem from accidents, muscle strain caused by heavy lifting or poor mechanics,...

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Does Medicare Provide Coverage For a Back Brace?

Does Medicare Provide Coverage For a Back Brace?

Medicare will generally cover a back brace when deemed medically necessary by your doctor. This is important for people suffering from spinal pain because a back brace is a viable option to treat...

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