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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any new type braces for treatement adult idiopathic scoliosis (lumbar 20dgr with c type hyperkyphosis)that teenager accept it more easily?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really : Rigid braces are used in scoliosis in growing children and can be used to lessen the progression of a curve , thereby reducing the likelihood of surgery. They really don't have benefit in a adult. They don't improve the curve and to cover the whole curve means they are cumbersome and can lead to stiffness and atrophy. A lumbar corset may be helpful to with the symptoms of a spondylolisthesis. ...Read more
Do I have to wear my back brace at night? When i get my back brace for scoliosis, will I have to wear it at night, too, or just during the day?
Depends: You may want to discuss this with your doctor. In most cases, the brace is known as a 23 hour brace meaning you wear it all times except for showering etc. There are other types of braces and in my patients with mild curves that are not likely to progress i let my ptients wear them less. Thnk you for your question. ...Read more