Soft scoliosis braces are dynamic and can be worn under your clothing.
Soft Scoliosis Bracing: One Technique From Your Scoliosis Chiropractor in Arizona
As we covered previously, there are mainly two types of scoliosis braces, which are used as per the doctor’s recommendation. Plastic braces are referred to as rigid braces due to their inelastic rigid nature. They are mostly recommended for patients whose spinal curvature is at an advanced level and which has been progressing rapidly. Soft elastic braces are also called dynamic braces due to their elasticity and relative flexibility. These are mostly recommended for patients whose spinal curvature has not progressed to an advanced level and which is still manageable.
The doctor, in this case a scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona working in close conjunction with the patient, will make a custom scoliosis brace for the patient depending on such factors as the number of the curves and the location, level and flexibility of the curve. Although the literature on scoliosis bracing is still in its developmental stages, it is widely suggested that the braces need to be hard and rigid in order to exert constant pressure on the spine. This is the main reason why rigid scoliosis braces are preferred to soft scoliosis braces.
Scoliosis Bracing and Treatment Options
While seeking treatment for scoliosis, it is advisable to also consider visiting a scoliosis chiropractor. The scoliosis chiropractor attempts to realign the muscles, joints and bones in the spinal chord of the patients by carrying out regular adjustments, either by hand or with the use of a machine. While traditional chiropractors may not be able to treat scoliosis per se, they may be able to help the patient relieve the pain. Traditional chiropractic treatment is mostly advised for patients over thirteen years old who have a small Cobb angle of under 20 degrees.
There is, however, scoliosis specific chiropractic treatment which is aimed at correcting the curvature and molding the spine back to its normal shape. This kind of treatment is ideal for teenagers who do not wish to wear braces and people who would like to avoid surgery. Scoliosis specific chiropractic treatment is gentle and gradual, aiming at reducing the pain while simultaneously correcting the spinal curvature. It is important to ensure that the scoliosis chiropractor is knowledgeable in the field of scoliosis as simple mistakes in the treatment could worsen the situation for the patient. That’s why it’s a good idea before getting scoliosis bracing done, to contact a scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona
The most important thing you can do is start a treatment program. As your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona we can help you with that.
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