There are several different scoliosis treatment options available. All of them have their uses.
One Option: A Soft Scoliosis Brace
A soft scoliosis brace uses Velcro, metal and plastic pieces as well as elastic straps to create the shape that fits your curve. Your orthotist will custom-make a brace for you in no time. Your doctor might require you to wear a rigid brace, which is a shell that will cover the back and front of your body. This brace will cover a lot of space including your pelvis and armpits. You might also want to use a couple of Velcro straps to fasten this type of brace and you can easily take it off to do other activities.
If your kid is skeletally mature or almost mature, he will not be allowed to wear a brace. Only younger boys and girls are allowed to use braces. Girls are allowed to wear a brace after one year of their first menstrual cycle. Observation will be used with an older child that is almost mature with a curve of 30 degrees or even higher. Though non-invasive, braces might become a very difficult treatment option, according to many patients.
Effective Pain Relief with a Scoliosis Brace
Braces can also be used in adults with scoliosis. Though this type of treatment will not straighten the spine, adults will get some pain relief anyway. Since adults have attained skeletal maturity, a brace cannot make their spine straight. A brace is a non-invasive, safe way of dealing with back disorders effectively. Since most orthopedic physicianz recommend their patients to wear braces, you can rest assured these devices work. You can choose from a wise range of back support out there too.
We have talked about how a scoliosis brace can be the right solution for your kid’s spine problem. Since this method is safe as well as noninvasive, you will have the peace of mind you want. Adults can also use a scoliosis brace, but they will only get pain relief down the road.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296