The SpineCor brace is a revolutionary new concept in the treatment of scoliosis. Past braces utilized rigid structures to physically apply pressure to the spine and force it back into a more normal position. The SpineCor brace is completely different in the fact that it is not rigid and does not force the spine to move.
The SpineCor brace works it targets the four key progression factors of idiopathic scoliosis:
- Neuromuscular dysfunction
- Growth Asymmetry
- Postural disorganization
- Spinal deformation
Where the old style rigid braces only target spinal deformation. Hence, when rigid braces are removed, there is a high likelihood that the spine will regress back to its original state. With the SpineCor brace the results are maintained out of the brace in 97% of patients. This far exceeds rigid braces.
The SpineCor concept is unique in the fact that the results are achieved not so much by the brace but by the interaction of the brace with the patients Corrective Movement. Researchers at the St. Justine Children’s hospital in Montreal Canada have developed Corrective Movements for all types of idiopathic scoliosis to “open up” or correct the curves. The patient is then braced in that corrective movement and held there 20 hours per day by the elastic bands that make up the brace. The real action in the brace is in the elastic bands. As the patient goes through the movements of the day, they stretch the elastic bands and the bands then resist and pull them back into the corrective movement. This stimulates the growth centers in the deformed vertebra and it stimulates the neuromuscular system and over time the gentle resistance of the brace and the reprogramming of the bodies neuromuscular pattern results in a relatively permanent stabilization or correction of the scoliosis in 89% of patients. These are phenomenal results!
So instead of the patient walking around like a robot in a rigid brace that does not allow much movement. They can do virtually any physical activity they want, except swimming, in the brace. In fact exercise and activity are absolutely essential for the brace to work. So the patient’s lifestyle is hardly affected with the SpineCor brace. This is a huge benefit of its use.