First o+f all, there’s no+thing wro+ng with wearing a brace. Yo+ur health is impo+rtant, and if yo+ur back pain was eno+ugh to+ warrant a do+cto+r’s appo+intment, I’m sure yo+u want it go+ne.
Ho+wever, since yo+u’re co+ncerned, have yo+u co+nsidered talking to+ yo+ur do+cto+r about yo+ur wo+rries? Perhaps there are mo+re discreet braces that yo+u co+uld wear under yo+ur clo+thes.
No+ matter what, if so+meo+ne bullies yo+u, repo+rt them.