What is Back brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

A brace worn to support the back .

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 22 6
Pain 9 2
Stiffness/spasticity 6 1
Back pain 5 1
Degenerative disc disease 5 2
Scoliosis 4 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Back brace

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 4
Heat intolerance 2
Back pain 1
Bone pain 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Difficulty moving 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Back brace

Dosage Patients
as needed 7
daily 6
weekly 2
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Back brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 9
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped using Back brace

Duration

Currently using Back brace

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Back brace

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 3
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 10
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2 patient evaluations for Back brace

Jan 22, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I had to stop using it temporarily due to another problem (torn connective issue). I'll need to start using it again in about a week.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable, heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: uncomfortable, heat intolerance

  • 0 helpful marks
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