Soft scoliosis bracing is one of the best, least invasive treatment options for scoliosis.
Will I Need Surgery if I Have Scoliosis
Scoliosis bracing is often recommended for treating scoliosis. Patients who suffer from scoliosis are well aware that their spines may always have some degree of curvature, no matter which treatment options they explore.
Scoliosis braces are one method of treatment that can help prevent further curving of the spine in scoliosis patients without the invasiveness of surgery, making it an appealing and accessible treatment option. There are three main scoliosis treatment options: observation, bracing, and surgery. Observation is viable only for patients with very mild scoliosis and symptoms that show no sign of worsening or further curvature of the spine. Surgery, on the opposite end of the spectrum, is considered for only extreme cases, when no other treatment options have produced tangible results.
So, what can you do if you fall somewhere in between the mild and extreme ends of the spectrum? Talk to your doctor about getting a scoliosis brace.
Soft Scoliosis Braces: Stability and Protection
Bracing is a scoliosis treatment option that works to prevent the spine’s curvature from worsening by offering stability and support to the spine. This treatment option is highly personalized, as a medical professional will deem which patients are fit for bracing, what type of brace they require, and how often the brace must be worn. Additionally, doctors and orthotists (professionals who design braces and other supportive medical equipment) consider age, activities, and lifestyle in selecting which braces best suit their patients.
Soft scoliosis braces are most commonly prescribed to adolescent scoliosis patients who have shown worsening in spine curvature, but still have not finished growing. In considering bracing as a treatment option for adolescents, the observing doctor should consider age, the initial degree of spinal curvature, any progression in spinal curvature, and approximately how much more the patient will grow. Occasionally, other medical conditions and family medical histories may affect the likelihood that bracing is required. Adolescents who have an initial curve of 20 to 40 degrees that has increased by five or more degrees and those who have an initial curve of 30 or more degrees and much growing left to do are prime candidates for bracing.
Ultimately, you want to consult a professional before you begin any sort of treatment option. Your best bet is to contact a scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona.
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