A spine brace sounds awful. I hope I don't have to wear one.
I was diagnosed with a compressed disc recently. My medical tests continue though, so I'm not sure what my treatment is going to be. For now, I'm taking muscle relaxants and pain relievers. I've been told to rest.
I have an EMG test next week. This test will check the health of my nerves because I have numbness and tingling in my legs. I think the doctor might recommend physical therapy, but I won't know for sure until the results of the EMG come back. They do know from my MRI that I don't need surgery, so that's good. I just want my compressed disc symptoms gone as soon as possible.