A scoliosis brace isn’t a cure-all for scoliosis. It is a treatment option, however.
The Benefits of a Scoliosis Brace
What benefits are there in using a scoliosis brace? The main benefit of the soft scoliosis brace is that if it is applied early, it has the potential of managing the condition. This is a huge relief to parents of children because it offers them a chance of dealing the problem without having to resort to surgery. The possibility of undergoing back surgery comes with a high degree of risk. When used correctly, the brace has the possibility of preventing the spine from a further curve. For the best results one needs to wear the soft brace from the time of the diagnosis until when they stop growing. This brace should be worn for 16 to 23 hours per day. It is therefore important for the doctor to get you a comfortable soft brace that will offer you adequate protection. However in mild cases you may be asked to wear a brace for only a few hours per day. This type of brace can be worn overnight only.
During the time you will have the brace, you should also visit the doctor on a regular basis for an examination of the progress of the condition as well as the state of the brace. You also need to develop a habit of wearing loose clothing to cover the brace and ensure your clothes do not affect it in any way. If you are interested in participating in sports, you can seek the advice of your doctor who will allow you to remove the brace at certain times to enjoy your favorite game. It has been noted that teenagers do not like something that may affect their daily activities. This will determine whether the brace will work for you or not. For the brace to deliver results, you have to embrace it and wear it at all times that the doctor has recommended.
Early Detection of Scoliosis is Key
Like all other conditions, early detection and intervention is the best way of dealing with scoliosis. The sooner you get started with whatever form of scoliosis treatment that your chiropractor recommends the more likely you are to correct the problem before curvature of the spine gets too pronounced.
Although difficult to completely treat, the use of a soft scoliosis brace delivers encouraging results.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296