" Cosmetic aspects of scoliosis and the braces used to treat it may greatly affect a child or teen."

Teenagers may find wearing a brace devastating to their self-image. Most braces should be worn for 20 hours a day or more, usually for several years. Follow-up studies across the United States have found that less than 50% of teens wore their braces as prescribed.

Newer braces like the SpineCor are designed to improve the chance that a child will wear it. New braces can often be covered by clothes.

Scoliosis is the lateral curvature of the spine.

It is a progressive disease. Little evidence has been found on the effectiveness of exercises on scoliosis, though there are reports that show some improvement in the degree of curvature. What so far has not been determined is whether the improvement is permanent in nature. The lumbar scoliosis brace is a device to support the spine and check further deterioration of the condition.

Types of Lumbar Scoliosis Brace

Here are some of the common types of lumbar scoliosis braces used to prevent scoliosis from degenerating.

SpineCor Brace:

The SpineCor brace works it targets the four key progression factors of idiopathic scoliosis:

  1. Neuromuscular dysfunction
  2. Growth Asymmetry
  3. Postural disorganization
  4. Spinal deformation   

Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis (TLSO) brace:

The TLSO brace comes in many styles, but the most commonly used TLSO brace is the Boston brace. The Boston brace is also known as the underarm brace. Made from molded plastic, the Boston brace is custom made to fit the patient's body. It is usually worn under clothing and is not easy to detect whether the patient is wearing one. This lumbar scoliosis brace applies three-point pressure to the curvature to prevent it from degenerating further.

Charleston Bending Brace:

This lumbar scoliosis brace is also known as the nighttime brace, since it is used only while sleeping. The molding of the brace is done when the patient is bent to the side. It helps in applying more pressure against the curve of the patient to correct the curvature.

Cervico-Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis brace:

This lumbar scoliosis brace is popularly known as the Milwaukee brace, and is quite alike the TLSO brace. Additionally, it has a neck ring attached to the brace. It is worn all the time, though it can be removed for any sporting activity.

Scoliosis Treatment Options

Once it's determined that a child has scoliosis, several things are taken into consideration to determine the best treatment option:

  • Spinal maturity:  the amount of growth left in the child's spine
  • Degree and extent of the curve “ the severity of the curve and how it affects the childs
    daily life
  • Location of the curve:  is it a thoracic (upper spine), thoracolumbar (middle spine) or lumbar (lower spine) curve? Some are more likely to progress than others.
  • Potential for progression: if the curve is large before the childs adolescent growth spurt, it's more likely to progress.

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