A soft scoliosis brace helps patients to stay active and avoid the stigma that a hard brace can cause.
Soft Scoliosis Braces and Increased Activity
As we covered previously, a soft brace is a better alternative to a static brace because it does not constrict breathing and bone growth. The significance of this is that when a stiff or static brace is used for scoliosis treatment, the patient is at the risk of developing other health complications due to abnormal breathing or bodily movements. This is one of the main reasons soft scoliosis bracing was developed in the first place.
A soft brace allows a patient to be more physically active.
Another good reason to choose soft braces is that it encourages activity in patients. Scoliosis patients that are being treated with the hard brace will most times find it more difficult to carry out certain tasks that they would have easily performed on a soft brace. This loss of mobility is not the only issue, patients who use hard braces also suffer from a severe loss of self-esteem which impedes productivity as well well-being. As mentioned before, this loss of esteem can be regained with soft bracing. A soft brace is a safer, non-invasive, more comfortable and concealable method that will boost productivity overall. It should be the first treatment choice over all others.
Choosing the Best Treatment For Scoliosis
Every scoliosis curve is different. and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment because no two curves progress in the same way. Yet for decades scoliosis chiropractors and doctors have continued to treat the condition using the same outdated methods. Many patients have no choice and accept these treatments because they’re simply not aware that better options exist.
It’s really up to you to decide on the best treatment for you or your child. The severity of the curve, quality of life, the risk of progression and psychological well-being are all factors that you need consider when exploring scoliosis treatment options.
For people who take part in sporting activities like running, dancing, gymnastics or badminton, a soft brace is a more practical choice. Soft braces are also recommended for patients who are more predisposed to skin problems.
Most people regard scoliosis as a pre-teen or teenage condition, however, adults can get scoliosis too. This is usually called a late onset idiopathic scoliosis. For the elderly, the condition can be a great challenge. Using a soft brace to treat late onset idiopathic scoliosis will allow movement of the spine when it is worn. Consequently, when the spine is more mobile there will be less joint stiffness or muscle imbalance.
Consult your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona if you have any questions.
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