Bracing for Pediatric Scoliosis
Early detection and SpineCor bracing for children with scoliosis provides the best opportunity to fix pediatric scoliosis. That is because the smaller the degree of curvature, the better the prognosis for correcting and stopping progression of scoliosis. The “let’s 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. Also, it is easier to change the direction of a curve that is still growing than one that has stopped growing.
The SpineCor brace is uniquely designed to allow for total freedom of movement. This is especially important in scoliosis treatment for children because 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.
Don’t let other scoliosis treatment providers tell you that braces are outdated and useless. Unlike their methods which lack credible randomized clinical study, SpineCor is clinically proven in published studies. In fact, SpineCor brace for children was developed by Orthopedic Surgeons to provide vast improvements over rigid braces like the Boston brace, Rigo Cheneau and Milwaukee style braces. Mission accomplished. Unlike these braces, SpineCor allows for full mobility, avoiding muscle atrophy characteristic of patients wearing rigid braces while approaching scoliosis in a global, three-dimensional manner. The research team was also overcome the main reasons for non-compliance failures common with rigid braces. SpineCor is not bulky and can be hidden beneath clothing. It is also much more comfortable to wear and allows pediatric patients remain active in sports and exercise.
Why Do I Need To Wear A Brace?
The goal of scoliosis braces for children 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 in children is designed to halt that progression of the curve, and in many cases can have a corrective affect in patients who are not yet skeletally 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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If you need assistance in finding a Scoliosis care professional in your area who specializes in a non-surgical approach and Spinecor Bracing, contact us.
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