When your back hurts, the easiest thing to do is lay in bed, take some medication, and hope that the pain is gone tomorrow. However, this doesn’t usually address the [Read More...]
Do you or does someone you love have scoliosis? Have you struggled to find a treatment method that you feel good about and that has a good chance of relieving pain and keeping the patient out of surgery? At Denver South, we see cases of idiopathic scoliosis frequently, and we offer treatment for many both adult scoliosis and scoliosis in children with the ScoliBrace.
Scoliosis is a complex disease that affects more than just the spine. Spinal curvature can have an impact on the entire body and cause numerous problems for patients. Bracing with the ScoliBrace is a type of treatment that can correct spinal curvature without the need for invasive surgery.
Before you are fitted with a ScoliBrace, a thorough BraceScan is performed. The BraceScan uses 3D laser technology to scan your entire body, not just your spine. That’s because scoliosis is a three-dimensional disease – not one that just exists on one plane. We combine the results of the scan with photos of your spine and X-rays to design a brace that is unique to you. Each ScoliBrace is special because each case of scoliosis is unique.
The ScoliBrace is a scoliosis treatment that can help in several ways. By bracing the spine, it may reduce curves in certain types of scoliosis cases. You can talk to your doctor about whether your case fits within those categories. Scoliosis can hurt, and this brace is designed to reduce pain in both adult scoliosis and juvenile scoliosis. It can also improve posture, which can keep other areas of the body from being under- or over-developed, based on the particulars of your case of scoliosis.
ScoliBrace in Denver
A ScoliBrace may also help improve your overall appearance in addition to slowing curve progression and correcting your spinal curvature. Many people who suffer from scoliosis, especially kids, are self-conscious because the condition makes their waist asymmetrical, humps a rib, or throws their shoulders out of level. The ScoliBrace can make all of this better and make you or a loved one feel more confident.
Interested in a ScoliBrace as a treatment for your adult scoliosis or juvenile scoliosis? First, give us a call at Denver South. We are an approved ScoliBrace provider. We will meet with you and assess your case of scoliosis and determine whether this type of brace is well-suited to your needs. Our initial evaluation may involve taking new X-rays, doing a physical examination, and more.
Once we are sure that a ScoliBrace is the right scoliosis treatment for you, we will help you get a 3D scan done and we will send away for your brace. When ScoliBrace has all of your information, they will use their specially designed computer system to make your brace. As soon as they can, they will send it to you.
When your brace comes it, it’s time to get it fitted. You may have elastic pieces, Velcro closures, or other types of toggles and fittings. Your doctors at Denver South will help you put the brace on and use these to tighten it appropriately for your back. They will also tell you how often you need to wear your brace, when to take it off, and how long you can go without wearing your brace. They will also make sure that you know how to wear your brace and can get it off and on by yourself.
We want to help you find the very best treatment for your scoliosis. If you’re not sure where to go next, give us a call. We will evaluate you and let you know if ScoliBrace is right for you. If it’s not, we have other scoliosis treatments we can try, too. Contact today to learn more about the ScoliBrace is the right scoliosis brace for you!