I Wear a Milwaukee Brace

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    Ii Wear A Milwaukee Brace

    it all started out as a milwaukee brace for scoliosis when I was but 11 years old  ,i dutifullywore it 23/7 for almost 12 years ,I was then weaned out of it and told I would never have to wear it ever again,  I was so relieved ,however whin I hit age 35I was having intense back...
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    Aug 20, 2011

    Twenty-nine Years In the Milwaukee Brace

    I got the first one in 1961 at age 11 ,I am now 58 and have been in a milwaukee brace for over half of my life the second one was fitted when I was 31 and the third was fitted when I was 49 and the one I wear today was prescribbed in 2000 and I am in it 22-23 hours per day...
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    2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    My New Life In A Milwaukee Brace

    In the early days of Milwaukee brace therapy, the accepted treatment for scoliosis and kyphosis was distraction, a medical term for stretching the spine. At the top of the brace the head was wedged between two small pads in the back and a chin pad in the front.  The pads were...
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    61-65, M
    Sep 18, 2012

    Chapter 2: Learning To Live With A Milwaukee Brace

    I told my doctors that I was tired of taking so many pain pills and wanted to try something mechanical and instead of chemical. To reduce the number of narcotic pain taken daily, a brace was a suggestion that I though may work for me. We chose a Milwaukee because of the open...
    steel4jak steel4jak
    61-65, M
    Aug 9, 2012

    Iwear A Milwaukee Brace For Pain Control

    My uncle told me about this site and said I should tell my story as well,so here goes:when I was in the 6Th grade I was put into a Milwaukee brace for scoliosis and Kyphosis ,and wore it for all six years of high school and an additional 16 years f college as the kyphotic curve...
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    Oct 6, 2012

    My Quest For A Milwaukee Brace... Chapter 1

    A couple of years ago I posted a story about getting orthodontic braces and another story about getting leg braces. All of those braces were necessary because of a serious accident in 1998. In 2010 I started having severe pain in my neck and back. The pain in those areas is the...
    steel4jak steel4jak
    61-65, M
    May 11, 2012
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