At Lifeforce, we believe in bracing for scoliosis treatment. We totally understand parent’s concern of taking measurement with the traditional plaster casting. Hence, we introduced 3D scanning for measurement taking for Scoliosis brace. This 3D scanner emits white light which is safe for the eyes while taking the measurement. It is also cleaner, has higher rate of accuracy as compared to plaster casting. Additionally, there is no direct touching of the patient. Only placement of reflective positioning targets are required on the body. The time taken during the appointment is also much shorter as compared to plaster casting.
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Lifeforce manufactures 3 types of scoliosis brace –
Boston Brace, Aligned Cheneau Brace and Type Rigo-Cheneau Brace
Scoliosis brace is the most commonly used brace for scoliosis treatment and it adopts the 3 dimension pressure of the spine. The custom made brace will be fabricated after assessment of the patient and X-rays
Boston Brace X-Ray
Right : T5 – T11 = 28°
Left : T12 – L4 = 26°
Right : T5 – T11 = less than 10°
Left : T12 – L4 = less than 10°
Right : T6 – T11 = 12°
Left : T11 – L4 = 26°
Left : T11 – L4 = 19°
Aligned Cheneau Brace
Aligned Cheneau brace is an improved version of Boston Brace. It adopts the corrective method to provides individual scoliosis therapy for any aspects of the scoliosis curve. The custom made brace design will be classified, identified and fabricated after assessment of the patient, their X-rays and clinical photos. X-rays and clinical photos are compulsory for this brace.
Aligned Cheneau Brace X-ray
Right : T1 – T7 = 24°
Left : T7 – L3 = 41°
Right : T1 – T7 = 13°
Left : T7 – L3 = 23°
Right : T3 – T8 = 13°
Left : T8 – L3 = 21°
Right : T3 – L3 = 9°
Type Rigo-Cheneau Brace
Type Rigo-Cheneau brace is an improved version of Cheneau brace by Dr. Rigo. It is an unique bracing system that provides individual scoliosis therapy for any aspects of the scoliosis curve. The custom made brace design will be classified, identified and fabricated after assessment of the patient, their X-rays and clinical photos. X-rays and clinical photos are compulsory for this brace.
Type Rigo-Cheneau X-ray
Left : T11 – L4 = 22°
Left : T11 – L4 = 8°
Right : T6 – T11 = 12°
Left : T11 – L4 = 26°
Right : T11 – L4 = 19°
Design of Scoliosis Brace
To facilitate the receptiveness of the brace, you may choose a design that you like for your brace.
Scoliosis Brace Singapore
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is the abnormal sideways curve in the spine. Normally, a spine has a curve at the lower back and at the upper back. However, in scoliosis, the curve is usually S-shaped or C-shaped. A common treatment for scoliosis is through a customized body brace for scoliosis.
Types Of Scoliosis And It Causes
There are three main types of scoliosis:
1. Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis and is generally diagnosed between 10 to 18 years of age. There are no clear causes of idiopathic scoliosis. But, as they are more common in females, it is assumed that it has to do with postural maturity.
2. Congenital Scoliosis
Congenital Scoliosis is a bone disorder that kids are born with. The causes of congenital scoliosis are unknown but the use of a back brace for scoliosis or body brace for scoliosis can help with scoliosis management. Timely diagnosis can help stop the bone to deform more and, in some cases, it may also reduce the deformity.
3. Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Neuromuscular scoliosis is found in kids with muscular diseases. This includes muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, spinal cord trauma, spinal muscular atrophy, and cerebral palsy. Neuromuscular scoliosis generally progresses more rapidly in comparison with idiopathic scoliosis and needs surgery for cure.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Below are some common symptoms of scoliosis and if you notice more than one of these symptoms, it’s better to consult a doctor.
Uneven shoulders. One or both of your shoulders may stick out.
Your head is not directly above the pelvis.??
Your hips are not balanced. One might be abnormally above the other or both me be above the normal position.
Uneven position of rib cages.
Your waist is uneven.
You notice dimples, hairy patches, color abnormalities over the skin across the spine.
The body is not straight and bends to one side.
How Scoliosis Is Diagnosed?
A scoliosis brace for adults may not cure the condition but a well-designed adult brace along with a compliant patient can help to reduce the curve.
Initially, the doctor will take the medical history and perform a physical exam to check any abnormality in the posture. You may also be required to take an assessment to diagnose any muscle weakness or abnormal reflexes.
After that, if the need arises, the doctor may ask you to go for an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis and check the severity of the spinal curvature. The curve is measured through the COBB method and the severity is diagnosed through the Cobb angles.
Treatment for Scoliosis
The eventual treatment of scoliosis is surgery. However, surgery is not possible until the child has grown up. So, in order to reduce the curve or to stop the curve from increasing scoliosis brace Singapore is used. A back brace for scoliosis and a body brace for scoliosis is the most commonly used braces for scoliosis management in children.
Scoliosis braces are not just limited to adolescents, scoliosis brace for adults is also used.