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What type of braces are the best for scoliosis?

What type of braces are the best for scoliosis?

The most-commonly prescribed brace for scoliosis today is the Boston brace. Many people know the Boston brace as a type of thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis (TLSO). Other types of Boston brace models do exist, such as a CTLSO (TLSO with a neck extension) for a high thoracic curve, though they are not as common.

How long should scoliosis braces be worn?

How long do I have to wear the brace? The brace needs to be worn 23 hours each day until the team determines that the patient has reached skeletal maturity. At that point, you might be switched to wearing the brace at night only. The patient is slowly weaned from the brace when it is deemed appropriate.

How much do scoliosis back braces cost?

Scoliosis Brace Cost When it comes to bracing, the average cost of a traditional scoliosis back brace can vary depending on the design. Most often, traditional braces will range in price from $5,000 to $10,000.

Can adults wear back braces for scoliosis?

Doctors rarely prescribe braces for scoliosis in adults because such treatment cannot improve the condition in a patient who has reached skeletal maturity. When a brace is recommended, the treatment goal is typically to provide pain relief and reduce the need for medication.

When should a brace be used for scoliosis?

A scoliosis back brace is the typical treatment used for curves that reach 25 degrees. Once it is determined this is the appropriate course of treatment, a scoliosis back brace is generally worn until the spine stops growing. This often means a brace is worn for several years.

What does it feel like to wear a scoliosis brace?

Imagine feeling restricted, all day and all night, and not being able bend down. That is what wearing a scoliosis brace feels like. Scoliosis is the abnormal curving of the spine. It not only affects your spine, but it also puts a physical strain on your body.

How long do you wear a brace for scoliosis?

Scoliosis patients will often wear a rigid plastic shell known as a ‘Boston brace’ for as much as 23 hours a day, removing the brace only to bathe or shower.

Can scoliosis be improved through bracing?

Mild scoliosis is often managed simply with exercise, medical observation, and scoliosis-specific physical therapy. For some people with scoliosis, yoga is also recommended to decrease their pain level and increase flexibility. Moderate scoliosis often involves bracing to stop the spine from curving further.