If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, one possible treatment option is soft scoliosis bracing.
Soft Scoliosis Braces: Cutting Edge Treatment
Scoliosis bracing is one of several options available for treating scoliosis. The treatment your doctor suggests for you is based on how severe the angle of the curve is, how likely it is that the curve will become more extreme, and the type of scoliosis with which you have been diagnosed. The age at which scoliosis symptoms develop may also be a factor. Common alternatives to bracing include observation and surgery.
One option for treatment is observation. This form of treatment is best suited for people who:- are fully grown (i.e. females over the age of 15, and males over the age of 17);- have a relatively small spinal curve, in the range of 25 to 40 degrees; and- are considered to be low-risk for the condition to continue developing.
Observation as a form of treatment includes keeping a close eye on the curve of the spine. Patients should also check with an orthopedic specialist on a regular basis to determine if there has been any change in the angle of the curve. Observation may also be suggested as a temporary form of treatment to give the doctor time to establish the severity of the condition.
For some patients, surgery is the only option for treating scoliosis. Generally, surgery is required for people with severe scoliosis.
The precise type of surgery that is required depends on several factors:- the exact location of the curve;- how easy it is to reach the curve from various angles; and- what kind of scoliosis the patient has been diagnosed with.
Regardless of the approach taken by the doctor, corrective surgery involves removing part of the spinal disc from the area of the spine that is curved. This is done to allow the spine to bend in the correct direction. Once the spine is able to be placed in a straight position, the surgeon holds it still using metal rods. These rods are attached to the spine using body screws. To prevent the spine from reverting to a curved state, a bone graft is fused into the vertebrae.
Soft Scoliosis Braces: In Conclusion
Bracing using a soft brace is the least invasive form of treatment for scoliosis. The ability to move while wearing a soft brace gives the wearer the opportunity to partake in daily life, instead of being restricted to watching from the sidelines. It may also prevent the wearer from needing surgery in the future.
So remember, start with a spinal exam. That way your scoliosis chiropractor can determine whether soft scoliosis braces are right for you.
Read another one our articles here.
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Visit Our Site