Soft scoliosis bracing is a major step forward in the treatment of scoliosis.
Is Scoliosis Dangerous?
Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve in an abnormal manner, and requires a treatment option such as scoliosis braces. While scoliosis itself is not dangerous, it can to a number of health issues for those that suffer from it. Those issues can include muscular imbalance, pain in the back and shoulders, respiratory problems, digestive health issues, and also limited mobility.
While the symptoms of scoliosis can have a major impact on the quality of life of patients, it’s important to remember that there are treatment options. While treatment won’t completely cure a patient of scoliosis, it can make a profound difference and improve their symptoms while also preventing further curving of the spine.
Why Scoliosis Braces Are Used
The primary reason that a scoliosis brace is used is for patients that are still children or adolescents, is that they are still growing. When a patient with scoliosis is still growing there is a good chance that the curvature of their spine will worsen if measures are not taken to prevent that from happening. While a scoliosis brace is commonly used for younger people that are still growing, they are also quite popular with adults. Many adults like the support that a brace provides them, assuming of course that they have the right kind of brace. But sometimes, rehabilitation might be the answer.
The most common treatment method used is a Scoliosis brace. While a scoliosis brace can be very beneficial, how effective that brace is will depend upon the type of brace used. Unfortunately today the most commonly used scoliosis brace is a rigid brace made of hard plastic. There are a number of issues with this type of brace that makes it a less than ideal choice.
The main problem is that a hard, rigid plastic scoliosis brace is very uncomfortable to wear. It was designed specifically to limit the range of motion of the patient. The problem here is that one of the main problems that scoliosis causes is a muscular imbalance. Since a rigid brace prevents the patient from being able to move around and provides rigid support, it can actually make the muscular imbalance even worse.
So it’s best to pursue other options, depending on what your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona recommends. The usual treatment options are observation, surgery, and finally soft scoliosis bracing.
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