According to Mayo Clinic, scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine at least 10 degrees that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. The majority of scoliosis cases are mild, but some children develop deformities that continue to get more severe throughout puberty.
A scoliosis curve usually does not improve without surgery. However, wearing a scoliosis brace as prescribed by your physician can often prevent the progression of scoliosis. Wearing a brace can be an effective way to keep a scoliosis curve Cobb angle relatively small and manageable.
Treatment and bracing options vary by case. Depending on the severity and location of your spinal curve, we may recommend an LSO for lumbar support, TLSO, or CTLSO. These braces are typically made of a thermoplastic material that is lined with foam for comfort.
We will measure and/or take an impression of the torso in order to create a custom brace that will best serve your needs, as well as learn about your history and personal goals.
We will fit it and adjust it in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Many follow-up visits and adjustments will need to be made in order to accommodate a growing body and spine.
The staff at HOPE views every patient as if they were part of the HOPE family. The letter "E" in HOPE is for "Experience". Not only do we have the most experienced staff in the region, we strive to provide a professional and friendly environment to make your "experience" one that is patient-centered.