Spinecor Scoliosis Brace

Custom Flexible Brace- Same Day Fitting

Spinecor braceAdult Spinecor Scoliosis Brace and Treatment- Day time brace wearing from 4-12 hours for pain relief.

The benefits of Dynamic  Flexible Bracing for Scoliosis include:

  • Eliminates muscle atrophy while increasing tone in a corrected posture
  • Eliminates pain in adults
  • Halts Scoliosis before it gets worse
  • Improves spinal curves
  • Eliminate the need for surgery
  • Experience an 89% success rate
  • Coverage by most INSURANCE plans

 

Custom Adult Scoliosis Brace 

Treatment Principles-Adult Scoliosis should be cared for by a physician or chiropractor. Due to the nature of the adult spine, treatment should be based on a comprehensive evaluation which should include an Orthopedic/Neurological examination, recent upright X-rays and functional assessment exams.  The Spinecor Adult Brace can be used to create spinal translation designed to de-weight the adult spine. However, chronic inflammatory condtions, arthritis, stenosis, and spondylosis must also be carefully considered when applying the orthosis. Principles of neuro-muscular-reeducation are employed to reduce chronic pain cycles, and improve muscle memory in postural restoration.

 

Scoliosis Treatment Objectives– Adult Scoliosis treatment is designed to improve activities of daily living (ADLs) and to provide pain relief. Curvature reduction through improved postural stability may also be a considered objective. Changes in bone shape are not realistic in the adult spine.

 

Treatment Outcomes-Patient satisfaction surveys confirm adult patients Strongly Recommend our program to other adults with Scoliosis. Initial studies of Adult Spinecor Bracing (Deutchman, Lamantia 2004) reported reduction in Cobb angle measurements in all types of curvatures regardless of curvature location or age.  Longitudinal studies are still needed.

 

Treatment Protocols-The Adult Spinecor brace wearing schedule varies depending upon the patients co-morbid conditions and treatment objectives.  Typical wearing schedules are day time only to tolerance.  Fatigue may limit brace use in the first few months of treatment, however the majority of adults find they can build up to full time wearing within the first 3 months.  Patients with chronic active pain syndromes are typically fitted in an Adult configuration designed to de-weight the spine and reduce pain. Changes in brace configuration are based upon clinical measures specific to each patient. Brace fittings designed to restrict and re-educate movement patterns are typically used initially in patients without pain.  Patients are typically under care for 24 months, however, some patients continue to be care for and monitored for many years when degeneration and spinal instability are an issue.

 

Indications– The Spinecor Adult Scoliosis is indicated for Adults with De-Novo (adult onset) Scoliosis, and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in adulthood.  Patients who are suffering due to pain, fatigue or weakness as a result of scoliosis are typically considered candidates for bracing.  Indications also include those patients interested in improving the cosmetic appearance of their waist angles and ribcage.  Patients with respiratory conditions secondary to Scoliosis may also be considered for treatment if there is no significant reduction in vital capacity or blood oxygen levels with the brace properly fitted.

 

Contraindications– Patients with severe stenosis resulting in neurological deficit may not respond well to Adult Scoliosis Bracing. There are contraindications for patients with recent pathological fracture or unstable spondylolysthesis with neurological deficit.  Patients may also be refused treatment if expected outcomes are not reasonably possible.

 Spinecor brace for scoliosis is the first and currently the only flexible dynamic brace for scoliosis. Spinecor is most effective when curvatures are treated early, however, in conjunction with a comprehensive rehabilitation program, Spinecor can be effective in larger curvatures as well as in adults.

  • Spinecor Scoliosis brace has been shown to be effective for the treatment of: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Adult Scoliosis of Adolescent Onset, and De-Novo Adult Scoliosis.
Drs. Lamantia and Deutchman may accept cases which do not meet the inclusion criteria set forth by the Spinecorporation

Spinecor Scoliosis Brace for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Treatment Objectives– The objective of the Spinecor Brace in Adolescence is to stabilized the spine by re-training movement patterns while holding the spine in a corrected (de-rotated) position.  Treatment is applied with the compressive force of gravity and the brace in order to influence the shape of growing bones.Treatment Protocols-The Spinecor brace if custom fitted and configured specifically for each patient depending upon the location and direction of the scoliosis. Curvatures as small as 10 degrees may be treated at the discretion of the physician or chiropractor. Brace wearing schedules are similar for most adolescence; 20 hours of brace wearing with two breaks separated by 4 hours.  Full time wearing is expected within two weeks of the initial fitting.  length of treatment depends upon when the diagnosis is made. Females typically wear the brace beginning at diagnosis and ending two years beyond their menses, or when the growth plates are completely fused.  Males typically grow up until their 17th year, and may benefit from brace wearing into their late teens.Treatment Outcomes- The Spinecor brace is the only orthosis which has been reported to permanently reverse the curvature associated with Scoliosis. Due to the ease of use, compliance is much higher with Spinecor, as is psychological well being of patients as compared to those who did not receive treatment, or were prescribed a rigid orthosis.

Treatment Indications– Patients diagnosed with Scoliosis from ages 1 thru adolescence with curvatures measuring from 12-50 degrees at the time of diagnosis are considered candidates for bracing. Candidates with smaller curvatures who are less mature are considered ideal, however, individual cases may be accepted on an elective basis with informed consent.Contraindications- Neuromuscular scoliosis is considered a contraindication, however individual cases may be accepted on an elective basis with informed consent. Patients who experience significant progression (5 degrees or more) on three consecutive follow up evaluations may also be released from care, however individual cases may be exempt from release with informed consent.

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  • 2004 at St. Justine’s Children Hospital Montreal Canada
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