Treatment – Adult
Although the focus on scoliosis has always been on children there is an overlooked area in adults.
The adult scoliosis fall into two groups
1. Adolescent Scoliosis in the Adult ASA
These are usually adults with a pre-existing adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
2. De-Novo Degenerative Scolisois DDS
Which is a new onset of scoliosis in adult hood
The new SpineCor™ Pain Relief Back Brace is a neuro-muscular-skeletal rehabilitation tool for treating abnormal spinal loading and abnormal posture; it is not a simple back support brace.
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Corrective movements gently guide the posture and spinal alignment in an optimal direction.
The elastic corrective bands act to resist the body’s movement back to the abnormal position.
This constant “correction, relaxation, correction, relaxation” is in reality a corrective postural exercise.
The brace is able to put a patient’s body through 10’s of 1000’s of repetitions per day instead of the 10-50 repetitions that are typical with other rehabilitation techniques.
It creates dynamic spinal offloading and neuromuscular rehabilitation with the ultimate goal of neuromuscular
These include but are not limited to the following:
- Adult De-novo Scoliosis
- Degenerative Adult Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Hyper Kyphosis
- Postural Scoliosis
- Chronic Antalgic Scoliosis
- Post Traumatic Scoliosis
- Spinal Stenosis related to spinal misalignment
- Poor posture
X-rays are required before treatment to determine:
- Patient suitability for treatment
- Scoliosis/deformity classification
- Patient specific treatment objectives
The indications provided are guidelines and not absolute, co-morbidities must be considered and may contraindicate bracing.
- Pain: The primary treatment objective of the SpineCor Pain ReliefBackBrace is most often pain relief; however, postural improvement is directly related to pain relief and therefore should also be considered as a secondary objective.
- Posture: Clinically appraised desirable postural changes will be patient specific and defined by both clinical and radiological features of their condition. Often, the posture changes seen, such as improvements in spinal decompensations, are responsible for stabilization or correction of progression and reductions in pain.
- Progression: Stabilization of Spinal Deformities / Misalignments. In such cases, radiological evaluations are advised to optimize treatment. Radiological objectives may include optimization of spinal balance, reduction of spinal decompositions and reduction of Cobb angles. Please note significant correction of Cobb angles in adults will rarely be possible and therefore should not be the primary or only treatment objective.
The SpinceCor™ Pain Relief Back Brace should always be prescribed by a doctor, physician or spinal surgeon who can determine that no contraindications exist prior to brace treatment.