Can a soft scoliosis brace help? As your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona, we can state that yes, it can.
Scoliosis Braces Are Effective
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients that wore a scoliosis brace for more than 18 hours per day did get a benefit from wearing bracing. There was a strong positive association found between the time spent wearing the brace and the rate of success. In some cases, patients did not require surgery because of brace wearing. With the right soft, or dynamic, brace a patient can get treatment for this spinal condition and potentially avoid surgery.
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is when the backbone curves to the side. Typically, you look at the spine and it should run down the middle of the back. When looking at a person with scoliosis, the spine has a visible curve to the side. In some situations, the curve of the spine is minor but anything beyond 10 degrees counts as scoliosis.
The causes of scoliosis are unknown in a number of cases. According to the National Institute of Health, up to 80% of cases of scoliosis are idiopathic. This means there is no clear cause for the curved spine. Even if there isn’t a cause, it seems there is a genetic association between family members with scoliosis. Known causes of the condition are infections, tumors, birth defects, and genetic conditions.
Scoliosis Treatment Options: A Soft Scoliosis Brace is One of Them
Scoliosis cannot be prevented or cured, but it can be treated. The most common treatment age is adolescence, before hitting 18 years of age. Depending on the severity of the condition, the options include braces and spinal surgery. When left untreated, scoliosis can:
Alter the Balance of the Body’s Posture
Loss of Spinal Balance and Problems on the Vertebrae
Stress on the Tissue of the Body
Constant Correction, Relaxation, and Correction Doesn’t Allow the Body to Rest
The Body Can Cause Disc Degeneration, Nerve Root Irritation, and Pain
What is a Soft Scoliosis Brace?
Often called a dynamic brace, a soft scoliosis brace moves with the body while strengthening the weakened muscles in the spine. With the right wear, it can help reduce scoliosis curvature of the spine. It is fairly common for doctors and chiropractors to prescribe hard braces rather than dynamic ones. However, that’s where we are different. As your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona, we believe in exploring all scoliosis treatment options.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296