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Doctor insights on: Braces Scoliosis Today

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Do they use braces or surgery for scoliosis today?

Do they use braces or surgery for scoliosis today?

Depends: It depends on the classification (idiopathic, neuromuscular etc) of the scoliosis as well as the degree of the curvature. Goal is early diagnosis and keep the curvature controlled during growth spurt. In idiopathic (most common) bracing is generally recommended for degrees of curvature 20-40. Greater than 40 surgery is considered. Again, many factors to consider. Discuss with orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How many different scoliosis braces are on the market?

How many different scoliosis braces are on the market?

Custom: Most are custom made indvidualized fit and correction choices are endless the two gemeral types are 23hour custom or night time only braces. ...Read more

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How much will a scoliosis brace hurt?

It should not: If it is well made it should not hurt otherwise have the orthotist make the appropriate adjustments. If not custom made, it may be uncomfortable if off the shelf and they can be hot as well. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?

Not too bad: Most of the new braces are low profile and can easily be hidden under your clothes. There is an adjustment period, usually about 2 weeks, while you and your body get used to wearing the brace. ...Read more

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What exactly does a scoliosis brace feel like, is it easy to deal with?

What exactly does a scoliosis brace feel like, is it easy to deal with?

Much better now: Fortunately the milwaukee brace has been replaced by boston brace the milwaukee is metal and goes to the chin the one you have seen in movies now it is all plastic form fitted and stops under arms can be concealed under a sweater it's hot and constricting but much easier to wear than the old style ask about night bracing. ...Read more

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What does a scoliosis brace actually feel like. Is it easy to deal with?

Depends.: There are many different types of scoliosis braces. Some are worn only at night. Some are worn day and night. Some are made with hard plastic on the outside and soft foam on the inside while others are made to be "flexible". In order for a brace to be effective, it has to correct the curve so there is some "pressure" or "squeezing" sensation. Most people get used to it over the first 2-4 wks. ...Read more

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When wearing a scoliosis brace, are you able to wear anything on your shoulders like a bookbag?

You can, but not: Recommended. If you hold it on the side of convexity, then you can cause increase pressure on nerve on the concave side. If you wear it on the concave side, you may cause micro-trauma leading to further curvature even with the brace. Avoid if possible. There are weight distributing backpacks that cause the weight to distributed off the shoulders and on to waist, consider that or rolling bag. ...Read more

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Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Have it evaluated: There are different types of back braces. Each have their specific indications. Have your back evaluated by a professional and get a prescription for an appropriate brace for your specific condition. Often time they may need to be custom made. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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