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Effective Scoliosis Treatment

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Scoliosis is a an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column.  The degree of scoliosis can range from mild to severe. Scoliosis is most commonly an incidental and harmless finding. Patients with milder curves may only need to visit their doctor for periodic observation. Scoliosis may be congenital (a birth defect) or acquired (degenerative, arthritic, or traumatic).

Majority of the scoliosis cases are known as idiopathic. Since the true cause is unknown, the treatment can only be based on the symptoms. Until now, only two types of treatment have been known to be efficient: the first is the treatment using an orthopaedic rigid brace and the second one is surgery with a spinal system. Unfortunately only a few treatments have actually been shown to affect the outcome of scoliosis.

The treatment options of scoliosis depend on the severity and the age of the person.  Scoliosis bracing has been shown to be an effective method to prevent curves from getting worse. Until recently, this treatment was reserved for children and adolescents in whom the prediction of a rapid increase in the curve needs to be thwarted.  Today, there is spinecor, a revolutionary new soft flexible scoliosis brace that has changed the way we look at scoliosis treatment both in kids and adults.

SpineCor changes the dynamic of the trunk while harmonizing the posture. It is a therapeutic means with less mechanical constraints and an acceptable comfort level that preserves and enhances movements with a double therapeutic action:   Progressive correction of the spine deformation and Neuro-muscular stimulation and correction.

The design of SpineCor happened through a scientific process based on decades of knowledge on scoliosis and its treatment. Therefore, we can be optimistic about its efficiency.  Before spinecor there were Rigid bracing sucah as the Boston Brace, the Providence Brace, and the Wilmington Brace which all utilize a three point pressure system to reduce the cobb angle measurement. Dynamic bracing, such as SpineCor, uses muscle activity to enhance cortical activation while encouraging the bodies natural reflexes to improve muscle recruitment patterns, thereby potentially rehabilitating the postural support systems.


Spinecor Treatment Approach

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

SpineCor  treatment was developed in the early 1990s and utilises a Dynamic Corrective Brace (DCB), together with a completely new treatment approach requiring clinical assistant diagnostic software (SAS) to allow accurate fitting and treatment follow up.

Following 12 years of clinical research and trials, SpineCor is now rapidly being made available to patients around the world and by the leading provider in the USA.  The initial excellent clinical results produced by the research centre at Ste Justine Hospital and the University of Montreal, Canada, have since been replicated by more than 80 other treatment centres around the world. SpineCor has shown to be effective in 89% of cases (either by stablisation or improvement in (Cobb) angle of the curve).

SpineCor’s unique treatment approach offers improvement over traditional braces, which are essentially static or allow minimal movement, due to its true totally dynamic action. Fundamental research by independent research groups now indicates that a significant dynamic action is required on the spine (vertebral growth plates) to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity in scoliosis patients.

The SpineCor treatment approach is completely different to that of traditional braces that use 3-point pressure and distraction; it is the first and only true dynamic bracing system for idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor’s unique approach to treatment by global postural re-education has been shown to give progressive correction over time which, unlike any previous brace treatment, is extremely stable post brace weaning.

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