A Comprehensive Guide To Scoliosis Bracing

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A soft scoliosis brace is one popular method of treating scoliosis.

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Scoliosis Bracing and Other Scoliosis Treatment Options

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that affects people across the age spectrum. A preteen or a teenager can have it, just as a senior citizen can have it as well.  Scoliosis is characterized by an S-shaped or C-shaped curving of the spine. People who have the condition suffer all sorts of inconveniences that may include back pain, shoulder pain, limited mobility, nerve pinching, uneven musculature, rib prominence, uneven hips, and heart or lung problems. The cause for most cases of scoliosis is unknown. Those with known causes are often attributed to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most recent statistics show that at least 3% of the world’s population are afflicted by the condition. Furthermore, women tend to be more susceptible to the illness compared to men. The good news is that scoliosis can be treated and fixed so that those afflicted by it can live normal lives.  One of the best treatment options around is scoliosis braces.

The treatment recommended by a doctor would depend on the extent of the condition. The severity of the curvature as well as the person’s skeletal maturity have to be taken into account. There are three main treatment options: management, bracing, and surgery. Medical management is usually the choice for mild cases of scoliosis. The curvature is simply monitored and treated with exercise and therapy. For more severe cases, options such as scoliosis bracing and surgery are often necessary to either stop the advance of the curvature or straighten it up.

What Is Scoliosis Bracing?

Scoliosis bracing is a treatment procedure that’s often recommended for patients whose bones are still growing and expanding. The main purpose of putting on a spinal brace is to hold the curvature together so that it doesn’t get any worse. This is why it’s usually used on children. Studies also show that braces are instrumental in helping the patient straighten the curved spine.

For instance, the curvature can be at 40 degrees without the brace. When the patient puts on the brace, the curvature can be reduced to 18 degrees. That’s a significant decrease in the curvature. In a nutshell, a scoliosis brace performs two very important functions. One, it prevents the advance of the curvature. And two, it helps the body in straightening the curved spine.

There are many treatment options for scoliosis.  Check with your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona to see if scoliosis bracing is right for you.

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