Category Archives: Scoliosis Bracing

Scoliosis bracing is an outdated treatment that needs to end. Scoliosis brace treatment has existed for more than 450 years, yet its success is still unproven. Bracing often causes more problems for the person wearing it, such as pain that didn’t exist before, breathing problems, and weakened muscles. It hasn’t been proven to prevent scoliosis surgery, either.

Read more about scoliosis bracing and why it is both outdated and ineffective, or browse our articles below:

Last updated on March 24th, 2022 at 06:27 am

Non-surgical idiopathic scoliosis treatment options prevent the progression of scoliosis. Treat the whole scoliosis condition and not only the curve.

Receiving a scoliosis diagnosis for your child is downright scary. Parents feel anxious about determining the best treatment options for their child. Traditional medicine offers three recommendations depending on your child’s spinal curvature, age, and gender; the “wait-and-see” approach, rigid bracing, and surgery.  Read More

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Last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 02:05 am

When Leah LaRocco’s doctor prescribed a back brace to halt the progress of her scoliosis curves, sleep became a nightmare. This is an all too common complaint about people with scoliosis (and other medical conditions). Mattresses for scoliosis quickly become a popular topic for discussion.

“If I lay on my side, the pressure pads would dig into my body, leaving bruises,” she said of her teenage years, lying prone in a brace all night. “If I lay on my back, the top of the brace would dig into my neck. If I lay on my stomach, the front of the brace would constrict and pinch my skin. I couldn’t find a comfortable sleep position.” Read More

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Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 04:11 am

We will find the best between Boston Brace Vs ScoliSMART. A complete comparison of every aspect.

If your child has been diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, it is likely that your orthopedic specialist will, at some point, prescribe a brace for your child if scoliosis reaches 20–25 degrees. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 03:37 am

The management and treatment of children diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has historically been and continues to be dictated (or at minimum heavily influenced) by the orthopedic surgeons not just in the US, but worldwide.

The orthopedic actual treatment scope and specialty focuses almost exclusively on the advancement of surgical techniques and outcomes in the United States but treatment focus can vary greatly in other countries within the orthopedic specialist communities where there is specific focus on the advancement and outcomes of rigid spinal orthotics, otherwise known as scoliosis braces. Read More

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Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 06:59 am

Trapped inside a scoliosis brace for 20 hours a day over two years, young Leah LaRocco suffered both physical and emotional scars. Now, as she looks back at that time in her life, she calls the contraption a “modern-day straight jacket for teenage girls” and compares spinal braces to “medieval torture devices.” Read More

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Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 07:21 am

One of the most common questions I get from parents and patients is how does the ScoliSMART Activity Suit compare to the Spine Corporation (SpineCor) Brace?

We shouldn’t simply compare, but rather contrast the differences!

The ScoliSMART Activity Suit is to the SpineCor Brace as apples are to oranges — they are different products, designed to do different things and yield different results. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is that both are used to treat patients with scoliosis — kids and adults. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 04:34 am

Time and time again, parents sit across from me in my office describing the gut wrenching experience they endured during their child’s first brace fitting. Watching their child melt down in tears, complain about not being able to breath, and seeing the panic in their eyes when the doctor tells them they have to wear it 23 hours a day for the next 2-3 years. I also feel a sense of how disturbed these parents felt at that very moment, because they almost always seem to be looking straight through me as they tell the story. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 04:39 am

Trapped inside a scoliosis brace for 16 hours a day over two years, young Leah LaRocco suffered both physical and emotional scars. Now, as she looks back at that time in her life, she calls the contraption a “modern-day straight jacket for teenage girls” and compares spinal braces to “medieval torture devices.” Read More

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Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 04:54 am

Adolescent scoliosis is one of those tricky conditions that can evade detection for a long time after it develops. Its subtle symptoms are often dismissed until a rapid growth phase causes the spine’s abnormal curve to suddenly worsen.

Even then, scoliosis can continue to fly under the radar while the curve progresses. In one study, patients with moderate to severe scoliosis went undiagnosed more than 10 percent of the time. Read More

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Last updated on March 7th, 2022 at 01:00 pm

Doctors have been treating scoliosis for millennia, yet they’ve made little progress in understanding what provokes the condition. Most cases arise from unknown causes, and most treatments consequently take one of three forms: Watch and wait, wear a brace or get surgery.

Scoliosis braces have long been the primary method for preventing surgery in young patients whose spines are still developing. Some adults also wear them to counteract the painful effects of adult scoliosis. However, the use of this treatment differs dramatically between the two age groups. Read More

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