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... My surgeon said to begin weaning off my turtle shell back brace in March. ... (2 replies)
... Hard turtle shell brace. ... (2 replies)
... Turtle shell brace . One solid, it was a one piece , I liked it. and the last 2 where 2 pieces that was held together by straps. They were all hard plastic shell type. Very uncomfy. I really hated them after the first time around with them. ... (29 replies)

... I Had A 2 Level Fusion And Wore The Turtle Shell Brace. I Couldn't Wait To Get It Off. Mine Was From A Company Called Hanger. ... (9 replies)
... I have been longing to be "normal" for years now. I am 27 and just had a two level fusion. I have to wear the "turtle shell" brace. It was made specifically for me. It is in two peices with four velcro straps. I loved it at first, but now I wish I could just go without it. It does help me not to be too mobile and it prevents me from doing the bending and twisting that if I... (9 replies)
... Your surgery was just one day after mine. Did you have the ALIF Spine Surgery? And are you having to wear the Turtle Shell Brace (TSLO)? The past couple of days I cut the dose of my pain meds in half, and have felt much better, along with changing from stool softeners to Miralax. My Dr is the type that is all about....preventing the pain. A couple of days ago, I decided to... (19 replies)
... this week. He thought I could manage weaning off and exercising strengthening myself, but I am seeking advice from other people who already experienced the back brace and weaning off of it. ... (2 replies)
... Five months is a long time to wear a back brace post surgery. If your surgeon hasn't given you instructions on how to proceed, you might want to call the office and ask them how to do it. ... (2 replies)
... My brace was a twice piece like a turtle shell but I wasn't cast in it. They just took measurements and came back with the brace. That maybe because they hadn'tplanned on me having to have one this involved. ... (8 replies)
... I can tell you what my brace fitting was like, but I don't know if there are other ways to do it, too. ... (8 replies)
Bent over at waist
Jan 28, 2009
... I have to wear a TLSO brace during my recovery from my fusion. Everyone tells me my posture is so perfect. The brace does not hurt and has been very helpful for recovery. Maybe something like that would help you. ... (2 replies)
... It's the boredom and the dang "turtle shell" brace that is driving me CRAZY. I'm not even sure how long I have to wear it. No one has told me if I should be walking or what. ... (45 replies)
Need Tlif
Aug 1, 2008
... had a two level TLIF when she was 15 but for different reasons than you are having one for. Her dr did put her through therapy prior to surgery. She had worn a turtle shell brace for three months to see if it would help her spondylolisthesis. It didn't but her muscles were left weak from not having been used for three months. ... (8 replies)
... Hi drpepper, It is everywhere, head, face, arms, legs and truck (which really sucks with this dang turtle shell brace). :mad: bwitht (8 replies)
... get me up twice a day to walk with a broken back. I had an addtional 5.5 hours of surgery and am now fused from T9 to my sacrum. THat being said. I had a hard turtle shell brace that I wore for 5 months. If I wasn't in the bed the brace was on my body. Don't let anybody fool you. ... (10 replies)
... Howdy ! I had to wear that stinky brace in July to Sept last year and it was horrible.. ... (24 replies)
... just recently my girlfriend fractured her spine in seven different places, and has to be in a neck brace and a back brace for a few months. ... (4 replies)
Cybertech brace?
Jan 22, 2007
... piece turtle shell type. Yes, bright white, but the brace maker thought I would like blue, so he made all the velcro straps bright blue. Talk about standing out! I was afraid I would blind everyone! ... (6 replies)
... S1 fused in May of this year. My neuro tied all 3 levels together, so in a sense you could say its the same outcome you may end up with. Im still in my turtle shell brace which might come off next week. I feel I am doing reasoably well, and I take my pain pills when I really need them which is down to once or twice a day. ... (8 replies)
Help!!! Back Brace
Mar 25, 2005
... MORN'N, I AM LOOKING FOR A BACK BRACE FOR THE WARMER WEATHER. IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT I AM WEARING MY MOLDED PLASTIC TURTLE SHELL FROM MY SURGERY IN 2003. IT IS WARM NOW AND THE WARM WEATHER ISN'T HERE YET.I HAVE A 2 LEVEL FUSION WITH THE UPPER LEVEL L3 UNSTABLE. ... (5 replies)




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