One of the most non-invasive and effective scoliosis correction tools is the SpineCore Dynamic Corrective Brace. Here is an excerpt from the CMG website explaining how it works:
SpineCore Dynamic Corrective Brace
There is now a major non-surgical breakthrough in the treatment of scoliosis. This breakthrough is called The SpineCor System, which has the highest success rate for helping patients diagnosed with scoliosis. In fact it stabilizes 87% of scoliosis cases, while not restricting movement, offering far more comfort and being virtually invisible under clothing. The SpineCor System is a soft brace that does not need to be worn 24 hours a day. Dr. Scott Calzaretta (DC) who has been practicing locally for over 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area is certified to Administer the SpineCor Dynamic Corrective Brace.
Do you have questions about the Spincor Brace and how it can help you or someone you love? Call our knowledgeable staff today to find out information about this remarkable brace. Call us at (415) 495-2225, or use our Contact form to send us a message.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is the outcome of a progressive 3D deformation of the spine.
Scoliosis affects between 2 and 3% of the population.
Among the most severe scoliosis cases, 8 out of 10 are young females.
Scoliosis begins in childhood or adolescence. It occurs at different ages and is categorized accordingly as an infantile, juvenile or adolescent scoliosis. It can be detected at all ages but as it is very much related to growth, it is most common in adolescence.
In more than 80% of the cases, the real cause of scoliosis remains unknown; this is why it’s called idiopathic. There are many hypotheses being studied by researchers. Heredity and growth control mechanisms are the main focus for modern research. While there is no scientific consensus on the precise cause and progression factors of idiopathic scoliosis, enough is known to improve non-surgical treatments.
If untreated, most severe scoliotic deformations have mid and long-term consequences on:
Vital functions: respiratory and cardiac pathology
Locomotion: pain and mobility limitation
Aesthetic: hunchbacked aspect and short trunk
What kinds of treatments are available?
Why use The SpineCor system? There is a small window when scoliosis suffers are at the greatest risk. Typically this occurs when children go through puberty. Treating the problem at this vital time can help by stopping or slowing the progress of Scoliosis. The soft brace has been proven to re-educate the muscles. It can reduce, stabilize and often completely reverse a child’s scoliosis.
How is the brace fitted? A specific corrective movement is performed, and the brace is applied according to the SpineCor Assistant Software instructions. The moderate tension in the elastic bands allows the repetition and amplification of the corrective movement as the child undertakes everyday activities. This results in a progressive curve reduction. The brace is worn 20 hours out of 24. The four hours out of the brace must not be taken at once, usually the patient divides them into two breaks: morning and evening. Sports are to be encouraged and done while wearing the brace. To obtain a neuro-muscular integration of the new strategy of movement, the minimum duration of the treatment is 18 months.
Why the brace is unique. The brace was developed by two pediatric surgeons from Sainte-Justin’s hospital in Montreal. It is the first and only truly dynamic brace, which provides a progressive correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis from 15 degree Cobb angles and above. Traditional rigid braces are non-dynamic and promote muscle atrophy. It is the only brace that preserves normal body movement and growth and allows normal activities of daily living. In fact, patients with the SpineCor brace are encouraged to be physically active while wearing the brace.
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