Early detection and treatment is of great importance in children with scoliosis. The smaller the curve the better the prognosis. The “lets wait and see what happens” attitude is not recommended – scoliosis requires immediate and regular attention. During growth spurts, curves can progress rapidly making parents wish they had braced their child earlier. It is easier to change the direction of a curve that is still growing than one that has stopped growing.
The SpineCor brace is designed to allow for total freedom of movement. This is especially important for children: movement allows for proprioceptive input to the brain ( the input from nerves in your joints telling the brain where a part of your body is at any given time). The SpineCor brace also allows for the strengthening of muscles through normal activity, rather than a weakening or atrophy of muscles due to lack of movement. We encourage children fitted with the SpineCor brace to participate in all activities while wearing the brace under clothing. And because it is virtually undetectable, children are more prone to wear it as directed. This increases compliance and results in greater changes.
Why Do I Need To Wear A Brace?
The goal of bracing is to try and keep your curve from progressing. If the curve in your spine is more than 25 degrees and you still have a lot of growing to do, your scoliosis curvature could rapidly get worse.
Because bracing is designed to halt the progression of the curve, it’s generally not recommended for treating scoliosis in young people who are skeletally mature or almost mature. Once skeletal growth has reached a certain point, or if the curve has become too severe (typically more than 40-50 degrees), bracing is generally not as effective.
Scoliosis Specialists doctors will determine if bracing is the appropriate treatment for your spinal curve. If so, he or she also will decide if the SpineCor Brace is appropriate and the length of time the brace should be worn.
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