Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. The spine forms as S shape and when looking at it from behind it should appear as a straight line from the base of the neck to the tailbone. From the side, the top of the spine curves outward and the lower spine curves inward. With scoliosis, the S curve of the spine goes from side to side. Because of the lateral (side-to-side) curves, some symptoms of scoliosis include uneven hips or shoulder blades, leaning to one side, and an uneven waistline. These symptoms often cause fatigue and discomfort.

When treated early and with proper wearing of the appropriate orthosis, scoliosis can be treated and the curve can be kept from getting worse. Treatment will also provide a straighter back, improved posture, and better overall appearance. Without treatment, the curves will get worse and may require surgery.

Scoliosis Bracing Options
  • Boston brace system
  • Milwaukee brace
  • Charleston bending brace
Scoliosis Orthosis are an important category of spinal braces. This type of brace is used to treat a lateral or side to side "S" curvature of the spine in children, teens and adults.

Depending on the severity of the scoliosis the treatment may be a metal brace that is worn at all times or a nighttime or bending brace that is only worn while sleeping.

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