Scoliosis Bracing in Edina, MN
The ins and outs of scoliosis bracing
When scoliosis curves get larger, are painful and/or are at a high risk of progression bracing is often the best option.
Bracing has been done for decades with mixed success. Traditional scoliosis braces (TLSO or Boston braces) are designed to “hold curves in place”, rather than to reduce or correct them. These braces are often difficult to use, have poor compliance, rely on compression of the spine and do not reduce spinal curves. In addition, the quality and effectiveness of such braces is entirely dependent on the skill of the orthotist (the person who makes the brace). This is because the orthotist makes a plaster cast of the patient and then must create the brace off the cast of the person’s distorted posture.
- Scoliosis bracing has been around for decades.
- Traditional braces are designed only to hold the curves in place rather than reduce or correct them.
- Results of traditional bracing are mixed and quality of brace products is highly variable.
Bracing has been shown to prevent progression of scoliosis. Traditional braces were a step in the right direction, but their effectiveness was limited by the lack of a formula to actually reduce curves and poor quality control standards. At ScoliTech we provide a state-of-the-art brace called ScoliBrace. ScoliBrace solves all of these problems, and more.