Seeking Advice: Back Brace for Ostomy and Arthritis

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Barbieg121968
Oct 10, 2022 1:44 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for wearing a back brace with an ostomy? I have arthritis in my low back and probably mid back too. I can't find a support back brace for someone with an ostomy.

AlexT
Oct 10, 2022 2:23 pm

I would think some of the wider ostomy belts would work.

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AlexT
Oct 10, 2022 2:32 pm

There's a couple others also that are wider and would probably work, but they didn't come up right away in my search. I believe one is made by one of the ostomy bag/supply companies if I remember right. By the way, is that your birthday 12/19/68? If so, mine too.

Barbieg121968
Oct 10, 2022 4:40 pm
Reply to AlexT

Thank you so much!!! Yes, that is my birthdate! We need to celebrate together now.

AlexT
Oct 10, 2022 5:41 pm
Reply to Barbieg121968

You're welcome. I've searched a lot for belts, so I knew there were wider ones. And since you pull them tight, I figure there would be added back support with them. Nobody has ever offered to celebrate the greatest day the world has ever known with me.

 
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Barbieg121968
Oct 10, 2022 6:07 pm
Reply to AlexT

Well, there you go. Now you have someone else to celebrate your/my special day!!!

NancyCat
Oct 10, 2022 10:51 pm
Reply to AlexT

Oh my goodness, I have had so many back braces, but none of them worked with the ostomy pouch! After I had my surgery, the nurses in ICU ended up cutting a hole in an elastic brace that they had--and it seemed to work. I don't wear it very often now, not because I don't hurt, but because I'm too lazy to put it on--lol

AlexT
Oct 10, 2022 11:54 pm
Reply to NancyCat

That could work too if a person already has a brace. Some braces have support bars/bands in them, so a person would have to make sure cutting into any of that wouldn't affect the support of the brace.