Custom made spinal braces for children, adolescent and adults living with scoliosis
A new era of bracing is here for scoliosis & kyphosis treatment
Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should have curves. But when viewed from the front, the spine should be straight.
The most commonly found type of scoliosis is called “adolescent idiopathic scoliosis”. Idiopathic means “of unknown origin. Research however into the cause of scoliosis seems to suggest that there is often a genetic factor which affects the control of the growth of the spine.
Scoliosis can affect both children and adults. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows.
Scoliosis is usually first seen in children between the ages of 11 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children aged 3 to 10 years (juvenile scoliosis) and in babies (infantile scoliosis). Scoliosis can also occur in adults with no previous history, due to spinal degeneration and advancing age. This is called (De Novo scoliosis).
The effects of scoliosis include: poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. In rare cases scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems.
If scoliosis is detected and treated early, patients can avoid these symptoms in many cases. If left untreated, scoliosis can sometimes require surgery. In surgical cases, the bones of the spine are sometimes fused together and metal rods are inserted to try to straighten the spine. If the correct approach is used early enough, bracing is an effective treatment for halting the progression of scoliosis curves and reducing the need for surgery.
In adults pain and poor posture are the most common complaints. Sometimes ongoing progression can also be an issue. Often regularly prescribed treatments for the pain associated with adult scoliosis do not help. Fortunately new treatments such as the adult brace and intensive exercise rehabilitation offers these patients new hope.
ScoliBrace is a unique bracing method creating truly custom made 3D spinal braces for patients with scoliosis and kyphosis.
Every brace is custom made for the individual by a dedicated design team and Computer Aided Design
and Manufacture and then shipped to our clinics in either Gilbert, Tempe or Phoenix Arizona.
Kyphosis is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the back. It can occur at any age but is most common in older women.
Age-related kyphosis is often due to weakness in the spinal bones that causes them to compress or crack. Other types of kyphosis can appear in infants or teens due to malformation of the spine or wedging of the spinal bones over time.
Mild kyphosis causes few problems. Severe kyphosis can cause pain and be disfiguring. Treatment for kyphosis depends on your age, and the cause and effects of the curvature.
Mild kyphosis may produce no noticeable signs or symptoms. But some people experience back pain and stiffness in addition to an abnormally curved spine.
The individual bones (vertebrae) that make up a healthy spine look like cylinders stacked in a column. Kyphosis occurs when the vertebrae in the upper back become more wedge shaped.
Adult scoliosis patients may only need to wear the ScoliBrace part-time each day to get results. These may include:
Slow or stop progression of curves
Reduce pain and improve balance
Improve posture and body appearance
Enhance quality of life
A ScoliBrace is an over-corrective brace. It works by guiding they body and spine into a posture that is the opposite of how the scoliosis is shaped.
Curve Reduction may be achieved, while improving the overall appearance of the body
ScoliBrace opens and closes at the front making it easy to wear and remove without assistance
There is a variety of colors and patterns available for patients to personalise the look of their brace.
Scoliosis is a 3 Dimensional condition, so effective treatments need to be 3 dimensional too.
BraceScan combines 3D full-body laser scanning technology, x-rays and posture photographs.
Each brace is custom designed for the individual with Computer Aided design (CAD) and then created with Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).
ScoliBrace is only available through certified clinics and trained providers,
so you can have confidence that any treatment is in good hands
The ScoliBrace has an over-corrective design. It works by guiding the body and spine into a posture that is the opposite of how the scoliosis is shaped. In many cases where the spine is still growing, curve reduction may be achieved, as well as improving the overall appearance of the body.
Each ScoliBrace is custom designed for the individual based on 3D body scans, x-rays and posture photos. It is then fitted for that patient, by a trained and certified ScoliBrace provider to ensure a tailored yet consistent treatment approach.
The sleek design made from patients’ 3D scans also means that the ScoliBrace is barely visible under clothing. There is a variety of colors and patterns available for patients to personalize the look of their brace.
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