Embracing your brace means transforming frustration into enthusiasm. It means adjusting and learning to live with a new part of your life. It means confidence, in yourself and in your brace.

Braces can be taxing, both physically and mentally. They can be the source of anxiety, frustration, and anger.

I despised my brace for a while; it seemed to be the cause of all my annoyances. I was frustrated, self-conscious, uncomfortable, and in pain. But one night, I was venting to my friend about how much it was bringing me down and she told me to embrace my brace. She went on, encouraging me throughout the night, but those three words stuck in my head. From then on I decided to stop rejecting my brace, and rather, embrace it. I refused to let it get the better of me.

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New Scoliosis Brace

Today I got a new scoliosis brace- my fourth to date. I'm fortunate to have a rather low-profile back scoliosis brace (my third one) and in some ways, my fourth is more so. It hugs closer to my body and sticks out less because of it. However, my fourth is bulkier in...

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The Trouble with Plain White Tees

To non-brace-wearers, plain white tees seem to be a staple article of clothing in one's wardrobe. They're cute, versatile, and simple. They can be dressed up or dressed down. They are, put simply, quite the necessity. However, if your experience has been anything like...

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Discomfort & Pain

Physically, the brace can be taxing. Here are a few tips that may help your body adjust, or help you avoid unnecessary pains.

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Mentality

Be confident and proud- the mental battle is the most important part.

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Clothes & Shopping

Shopping for the right clothes to conceal your brace and keep you comfortable and confident can be the hardest part about having a back brace. Hopefully these tips can help you find clothes that fit your style and your brace!

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“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."

Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768

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