Scoliosis bracing is often effective for treating curvature of the spine.
As we covered previously, scoliosis bracing is the main non-invasive treatment recommended by the medical community for pre-adult idiopathic scoliosis.
The Types of Scoliosis Braces Available
Nowadays there are 3 well-known and specific types of scoliosis braces available for the treatment of scoliosis. Some should be worn 24 hours a day and are removed just for showering. Others can be worn just during sleep.
How effective a brace is depends on how much each individual follows the guidelines from the specialist and wears the brace as indicated. Braces are not designed to completely heal this condition. They are used generally to help prevent the curve from becoming more prominent.
How Do Soft Scoliosis Braces Work?
Scoliosis braces work stop movement of the curvature in a child that is still in the process of growth. They are generally not prescribed for children who are close to maturity or who are already mature. If an older child presents a curve larger than 20 degrees the curvature will most like be treated solely through observation.
People ought to understand the importance of braces and the benefits they bring when they are used at their due time. They are almost immediately effective for the control of curves. The first time when it is applied, a brace will bring significant corrections. Unfortunately, if the child does not wear it accordingly, the curve will return.
So, the scoliosis curves are best treated when the braces are worn throughout most of the day.
The smaller curves that develop only in the lower part of the spine can easily be corrected wearing the braces designed for night wear. Common night braces are called the Providence brace and the Charleston brace. They are quite effective and they conform to the body when lying down and they bend the spine in the other direction of the curve.
Wearing a Back Brace
The doctor will fit a custom scoliosis brace to the patient. These braces normally are made of shaped plastic and fit firmly around the body and are simply worn under everyday clothes.
As adults, the important thing to remember is to encourage your children to wear them. Studies demonstrate that if patients follow their prescribed regimen, the less the condition progresses.
The medical community that works with spinal conditions supports bracing as the unique non-surgical treatment for idiopathic scoliosis. The goal of the treatment is to stop the advancing of the curve as the individual grows.
So remember your options. One of them is a soft scoliosis brace.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296