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a brace worn to support the back

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With the help of a steel body brace, 36-year-old Haddad has trekked 60,000 steps in the mountains of Lebanon, scaled the iconic Raouche rock and snow-shoed up to the highest point in the Levant (Qornet al-Sawda).
"While both bracing and surgery attempt to correct Scoliotic curves using force, either with a hard-plastic body brace or with metal rods surgically attached to the spine, our program aims to keep the spine in motion, and strengthen the spine so it can remain straight by itself.
The company makes a mechanized body brace that allows some people with paraplegia to walk, and its device was approved for sale in the United States last year.
The sixth-year Dalbeattie High pupil will have to wear a collar and body brace for at least three months.
I waited patiently with my son who had accompanied me as I am in a body brace and on crutches after spinal surgery.
It crippled him, leading to major surgery, months in a body brace, and the loss of his career.
Hampered by a body brace, the pharmacist totters after the fleeing gunman, opens fire as the robber and two accomplices take off in a getaway car.
He must wear a "body brace" whenever he is not lying down, and Amanda has been trained to fit it.
Like many dwarves, he suffers from a curved spine that means he has to wear a corrective body brace for 23 hours every day.
Tariq, whose ongoing treatment requires him to wear a body brace, is optimistic and said that scoliosis has changed his life.
After spending a year battling his way back to fitness - including wearing a body brace for three months - the extreme sports fanatic was determined to don his wing suit again.
TAYLOR DENT spent 23 hours a day, every day, for nine months lying on his back in a body brace dreaming of days like today.
He was rushed to hospital in Moscow before being flown back to the UK in a body brace and is now recovering at home.
"I spent a month lying on my back, fitted with a body brace from my waist up to the tops of my ears," he recalls "But I didn't want to use my old injury as an excuse for not getting further than I did in Strictly.'"
After much hard work with a wonderful physical therapist, I walked out of rehab using two canes, an AFO (ankle foot orthosis) on each leg, and a body brace.