Scoliosis and Osteoporosis
Did you know Osteoporosis is a risk factor for Scoliosis Progression? Typical Scoliosis braces hold the spine out of gravity and have a negative effect on bone density. Bone Density testing is a safe and reliable way to determine if bone density is a risk factor. In the event Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, or low bone density are confirmed, scoliosis bracing can exacerbate your condition. This is one reason scoliosis braces can be ineffective. It’s important to improve your bone density over time, and to use a brace designed to increase the effects of gravity.