Scoliosis is an issue with the curve of the spine in which the spine forms a large curve from side to side resembling the letter “S” or letter “C.” In some instances, the spine may be twisted or rotated. Severe scoliosis cases result in pain and can even make it difficult to breathe. In the event of severe scoliosis, individuals may benefit from wearing orthopedic braces.
Here is how an orthopedic back brace helps in scoliosis pain relief:
Scoliosis and Back Pain Relief
An orthopedic back brace is a great option for individuals with scoliosis as well as anyone who suffers from back pain and needs a little extra support. The brace forces the spine to remain as straight as possible while relieving the pressures that the spine places on the lower vertebrae.
Alleviating this pain helps individuals use their hips, knees, and other joints as they would normally to complete everyday tasks. Without lower back support, the pain can increase over time, leading to other medical issues linked to hip and knee pain.
Orthopedic braces help individuals with scoliosis improve their posture as well as their ability to sit and stand for long periods of time. While a brace doesn’t correct a curve, it does prevent it from getting worse.
Wearing an orthopedic brace consistently enables the body to adjust itself to accept proper posture so that over time, the body attempts to regain this posture on its own automatically.
Comfort and Ease of Use
Modern orthopedic braces are made of thin, stretchy material, which can be hidden under most clothing effortlessly. You can support your back and relieve your pain simply and discreetly, eliminating the need to feel self-conscious about your condition. No one will ever know that you’re wearing a back brace at school, work, or out to dinner.
Newport Orthopedic Center offers many products for treating scoliosis and back pain like orthopedic back braces, binders, pillows, cushions, bed wedges, industrial and elastic belts.