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If you or a loved one suffers from scoliosis, finding the right type of treatment can be challenging. Many patients wish to avoid surgery, but they may not be good candidates for many treatment and rehabilitation techniques. In severe cases of scoliosis, or cases in which worsening curve progression continues despite rehabilitative efforts, bracing is often the best solution. At Denver Physical Medicine, we treat many cases of idiopathic scoliosis in infants, children, and adults using ScoliBrace.
Scoliosis is complex and impacts many parts of the body. When the spine does not have the appropriate curve, it can cause widespread pain and a wide range of other problems. Because scoliosis does not only affect the spine, treatment with the ScoliBrace involves carefully examining the patient’s entire body to create a customized scoliosis brace.
How Does ScoliBrace Work?
Some braces for scoliosis are designed solely to prevent scoliosis from progressing. This is, of course, extremely important, but many bracing options fail to take the impact of spinal curvature on the entire body.
ScoliBrace is different.
When you visit Denver Physical Medicine to be outfitted with a ScoliBrace, we begin by conducting a thorough analysis to determine whether the treatment is right for you. In addition to taking X-rays and conducting a posture analysis, we do a BraceScan that utilizes 3D laser technology to scan your entire body in three dimensions – not just your spine. The technology behind ScoliBrace ensures that it is both effective and comfortable.
ScoliBrace works by positioning your body in an overcorrected, mirror-image position. This reduces spinal curvature and can improve overall appearance by correcting shoulder un-leveling and improving rib humping.
ScoliBrace in Denver
If you are searching for an effective treatment for scoliosis, we can help. When you come to us for a ScoliBrace in Denver, we will perform a thorough exam, take X-rays, and complete a 3D BraceScan. We will then send this information to ScoliCare. They will then manufacture your custom scoliosis brace and ship it to us.
Once your ScoliBrace has arrived, we will schedule a fitting appointment. Your brace may have various Velcro closures, elastic pieces, and/or other types of fitting and toggles. We will help you put your brace on and adjust it to fit properly. We will also help you understand how often you need to wear your brace and when you should take it off. Before you leave, we will also make sure that you are comfortable wearing your brace and know how to put it on and take it off by yourself.
If you have scoliosis and are unsure of what to do next, we can help. When you visit Denver Physical Medicine, we will evaluate and determine whether you are a good candidate for ScoliBrace. If not, we will recommend another course of treatment. If you are, we will get to work getting you measured and fitted for your very own scoliosis brace from ScoliBrace. Contact us today to learn more about this non-invasive treatment for scoliosis.