Of the many different types of scoliosis braces out there, one of the most effective ones are soft scoliosis braces.
Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scoliosis Treatment Options
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine becomes abnormally curved into an “S” or “C”shape, from side to side. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, and one of the most easily treatable with scoliosis braces or other scoliosis treatment options. Scoliosis can develop gradually over one’s lifetime or it can be inherited. Scoliosis can cause pain and discomfort if the curve gets severe, leading to other health problems. These complications can affect the joints, lungs, and heart.
However, in most cases, scoliosis is mild enough and does not require any sort or treatment or medical intervention. In severe cases, medical treatment of the condition is necessary. Some non-operative treatment of scoliosis includes wearing soft scoliosis braces, nutrition, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and exercise.
Bracing is the most preferred option by the spine medical community for scoliosis treatment. Brace treatment prevents the curve from worsening.
Soft Scoliosis Braces: A Non Invasive Solution
Scoliosis braces prevent scoliosis from worsening, avoiding the need for surgery later in life. The Braces are designed to fit the child’s specific body shape and size. When a patient wears scoliosis braces, there is an initial correction of the curve. These braces are worn during a child’s early teenage years and adjusted every 3-4 months as the child grows. Scoliosis patients should wear braces until they mature. Sometimes, the braces must be changed annually
Various Types Of Scoliosis Braces
There are various types of scoliosis braces. These braces are Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis, Cervico-Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis, and Charleston Bending Brace.
Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis also called the Boston brace, is the most common type of Scoliosis brace. The TLSO brace is custom molded from plastic and fitted to the child’s body, typically worn under clothing. Boston scoliosis brace deters the progression of scoliosis in the lumbar or the thoracic region of the spine. The TLSO brace can be unstrapped from the body when engaging in physical activities like swimming.
Cervico-Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis, or Milwaukee braces, are prescribed for curves in the thoracic spine. The Milwaukee braces resemble the TLSO, but in addition, have a neck ring. The neck ring is attached to the body of the brace of the brace by vertical bars. Just like the TLSO braces, Milwaukee braces can be removed when swimming, working out in the gym or playing sports.
If you or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, you want to make sure that your chiropractor goes over your scoliosis treatment options, such as soft scoliosis braces.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296