Notable Differences in Scoliosis Treatment with the SpineCor Brace. When it comes to treating scoliosis, rigid braces have been the preferred method for slowing the rate of progression of spinal curvatures. In recent years, the medical community has begun looking at soft braces as a more comfortable and potentially more effective alternative. The SpineCor brace is the only flexible dynamic soft brace approved for treatment of both adolescent and adult scoliosis The SpineCor pediatric brace consists of soft plastic that is kept in place around the pelvis with bands and a middle section composed of elastic corrective bands. Its shape allows for correction of the spinal curvature while leaving the patient significantly more comfortable than those wearing a rigid brace. The Spinecor Adult brace utilizes a shorts design completely fastened by velcro. Rigid braces keep the body in a near-upright position, making it difficult to perform daily tasks and inhibiting proper digestion. Pain associated with these types of braces is the biggest complaint, though many also dislike the appearance of the brace, which is more bulky than the SpineCor soft brace alternative. Rigid braces often have inflexible metal strips that run the length of the brace all the way up to the bottom of the chin, leaving the patient with a decreased range of motion. More importantly this decrease in movement leads to muscle weakness and brain depression. Both rigid and SpineCor braces seem to have similar effects as treatment options in that they are both successful at stabilizing spine curvatures, however Spinecor is the only scoliosis brace shown to make meaningful reduction in scoliosis.. The success does vary depending on the degree of the spinal curve, but mental health and comfort levels reported in patients were the main differences between the two treatment options. Patients who wore the SpineCor brace exuded more confidence and were less anxiety-prone when wearing the brace in public. Rigid brace patients, on the other hand, were more apprehensive and reported negative self-confidence from wearing this type of brace. Doctors may take this notable difference as a cue when treating patients with idiopathic scoliosis in the future.
Scoliosis patients have historically reported a considerable amount of pain from rigid braces, both from the configuration of the brace itself and the awkward posture that is created when wearing the apparatus. Even with the addition of padding to rigid braces, the overall pain level was reported to be higher than that of the people treated with SpineCor soft braces. Both types of scoliosis braces are worn for between 20 and 23 hours every day, making the comfort, mobility, and emotional impacts significant. When choosing a treatment solution for patients with significant Cobb angles of curvature, it may be beneficial for physicians to choose the more comfortable method to improve the chances for success, including the patient's likelihood of wearing the brace for the prescribed amount of time every day. While patients being studied reported equal satisfaction from the end result of treatment, it is the difference in satisfaction during the course of treatment that is important to note. SpineCor patients were more comfortable and self-confident than those wearing rigid braces. When coming up with a treatment approach to idiopathic scoliosis, SpineCor braces offer a more patient-centered approach to successful treatment. Description: SpineCor braces offer a welcome alternative to rigid braces in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor braces are much more comfortable to wear compared to rigid braces and are a hit with most scoliosis patients. For more information visit http://www.scoliosissystems.com.
Published on Nov 13, 2013
SpineCor braces offer a welcome alternative to rigid braces in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor braces are much more comfort...