Scoliosis is a genetic condition that affects the curvature of spine in 2% of the population. Bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis reduces the likelihood of spinal fusion surgery. Scoliosis can lead to high blood pressure, hip and lower back pain, regular loss in balance, arthritis, and body image issues.
Unfortunately, the current prescription system is inaccurate, messy, and time - consuming, and the braces are bulky and uncomfortable. Current scoliosis bracing techniques have not changed in a 100 years.
Scoliosis is a genetic condition that causes an abnormal the curvature of the spine. Each year, there are 300 million new cases in the United States, the majority of which are adolescent girls between 10 to 12 years old. The good news is that bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis vastly reduces the likelihood of spinal fusion surgery. Early detection is key in reducing the need for spinal fusion surgery. In a groundbreaking study* the success rate of patients treated with braces treating patients was 72%.
If left untreated, Scoliosis can lead to high blood pressure, hip and lower back pain, regular loss of balance, arthritis, body image issues, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
The current prescription process Scoliosis braces techniques haven't changed in 100 years. It's inaccurate, messy and time-consuming. The braces are bulky and uncomfortable, making patients embarrassed and less likely to wear them, but wearing them consistently is key to the treatment's success .