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Scoliosis: We Can Straighten the Spine
Braces may provide an effective treatment option for children with scoliosis, especially for those who have not yet reached skeletal maturity and have relatively small curves that have nonetheless demonstrated progression.
Outfitting a still-growing child with a custom-fitted brace can curtail the progression of the curve. To ensure its effectiveness, the child should attend regular check-ins with their Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine orthopedist.
Among other important evaluations, the doctor will use a non-invasive method of measurement called a scoliometer to monitor the size and any progression of the scoliotic curve.
What to Expect from Your Brace
While braces cannot “correct” a curve, they can stop its progression until bone maturity. For this treatment to be successful, however, it is extremely important that your child wear the brace as directed by the child’s doctor. Braces are most effective when a patient simultaneously undergoes physical therapy. At the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine, we provide comprehensive care, and you can expect your child’s bracing treatment plan to include a therapeutic routine that ensures that the muscles around the back, trunk, and abdomen remain strong.