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What is it like to get a brace for your back for scoliosis?
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Dr. Miles Singer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miles Singer
Dr. Miles Singer
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: A committment
Bracing is generally most effective in decreasing the rate of progression of scoliosis if it is worn for >16 hrs per day, and the longer it is worn/day, the more effective it is.
They are large and bulky and many don't like them, so it can be a tough sell. Modern braces at least fit under the clothes comfortably and can be hidden with clothing rather effectively.

In brief: A committment
Bracing is generally most effective in decreasing the rate of progression of scoliosis if it is worn for >16 hrs per day, and the longer it is worn/day, the more effective it is.
They are large and bulky and many don't like them, so it can be a tough sell. Modern braces at least fit under the clothes comfortably and can be hidden with clothing rather effectively.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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