As your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona, we think that it’s a good idea to inform you about scoliosis braces.
Scoliosis Curvature and Soft Scoliosis Braces
Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an individual’s spine developing a sideways curve. While it can affect any part of the spine, the most commonly affected regions are the chest area (resulting in thoracic scoliosis) and the lower section of the back (lumbar scoliosis). The reasons for this change are not known for most cases, but muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and cerebral palsy are factors in the development of scoliosis in some cases. No treatment is required for the majority of children born with this condition as the curve tends to correct itself as the child grows. However, based on the extend of the curvature ad the individual’s age, a combination of physical therapy and bracing is recommended.
According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the use of braces in adolescents suffering from scoliosis may significantly reduce the risk of the condition progressing to the point that surgery is required. Of the patients who wore braces during the study, 72 percent ended up being defined as having been successfully treated. Moreover, it was found that the more time the patients wore braced, the better their recovery rate. Wearing braces for about 13 hours a day results in a 90-94 percent success rate. In general, there are two main types of braces used to treat scoliosis: hard and soft braces.
Why Not a Hard Scoliosic Brace?
Hard braces are made of thermoplastic, which means that they are rigid and inflexible. Wearing a hard brace limits the spine’s movements. This means that it greatly affects the patient’ ability to participate in physical activities and causes significant tolerance and discomfort issues. They are also quite bulky and difficult to hide under clothes, making them an unattractive solution for image conscious individuals. Besides, they create a lot of stiffness in the spine, weakening and tightening the spinal muscles unnecessarily.
On the other hand, soft or dynamic braces allow easy movement of the spine when worn. This allows the spine greater mobility both during and after the treatment. This kind of treatment also results in significantly reduced joint stiffness and muscle imbalance in the spine area.
One solution is the SpineCor brace. What does a SpineCor® brace do? A SpineCor® brace helps to stabilize and correct idiopathic scoliosis in cases of fifteen degrees up to 40 degrees. If you want an innovative and revolutionary brace, look at getting a SpineCor® brace, especially if you have been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis.
Ultimately, you want a solution that works. One solution is a soft scoliosis brace.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296