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Scoliosis Spinecor Brace Providers


Welcome to Scoliosis SpineCor Brace, we are the web's premier provider for SpineCor Brace (the First and Only Dynamic Corrective Brace For Idiopathic Scoliosis.) Our continually evolving web site was created for people in need of Scoliosis Care service in their area. 

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SpineCor Treatment Procedure

 

1st Visit: Brace Fitting

 

In the 1st visit, some evaluations are required in order to fit the SpineCor brace.

 

To help to perform these evaluations, some anatomical points can be mark on your back with a make-up pencil, which will be erased at the end of the visit.


For all the evaluations, you will be asked to place your feet in a foot template to avoid any influence of an eventual change of your position on the evaluations.

 

Then, the following evaluations will be performed:

   

1st. Clinical Evaluation: to evaluate your growth pattern and any postural abnormalities.

 

2nd. Radiological Evaluation: a radiological study is needed to evaluate the type of curve and its potential of progression. The x-rays required for this study are the following:

 

  • Frontal x-ray

  • Lateral x-ray

  • Prone x-ray (optional)

Note: All x-rays used for evaluation should be less than one month old in order to have accurate information to evaluate the scoliosis curve.  If x-rays are older than one month the films should be repeated on the day of the evaluation.

 

The data resulting from the clinical and radiological exams are entered in the SpineCor Assistant Software, which will provide information to fit the brace correctly.

 

Once the brace is fitted, it is necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the brace fitting performing the following exams:

 

1st. Clinical Evaluation in Brace

 

2nd. Radiological Evaluation in Brace: 1 new frontal x-ray in brace is required to confirm the result. (N.B.  This is to confirm a positive action of the brace and does not indicate the maximum correction, unlike rigid braces the SpineCor? brace provides slow progressive changes.)

 

At the end of the visit, all patients/parents will be shown how to perform their specific Corrective Movement and shown how to correctly fit the brace, maintaining an optimal corrective movement position, and how to take it off.  Patients/parents should demonstrate by fitting the brace independently 2 to 3 times that they fully understand the correct fitting procedure.  Each patient is provided with a Patient Manual with the instructions to fit the brace correctly and indications for its correct maintenance.

SpineCor Treatment Overview

SpineCor treatment was developed in the early 1990s and utilises a Dynamic Corrective Brace (DCB), together with a completely new treatment approach requiring clinical assistant diagnostic software (SAS) to allow accurate fitting and treatment follow up.

Following 12 years of clinical research and trials, SpineCor is now rapidly being made available to patients around the world. 

The initial excellent clinical results produced by the research centre at Ste Justine Hospital and the University of Montrea, Canada, have since been replicated by more than 80 other treatment centres around the world.  SpineCor has shown to be effective in 89% of cases (either by stablisation or improvement in (Cobb) angle of the curve. 

SpineCor's unique treatment approach offers improvement over traditional braces, which are essentially static or allow minimal movement, due to its true totally dynamic action.  Fundamental research by independent research groups now indicates that a significant dynamic action is required on the spine (vertebral growth plates) to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity in scoliosis patients.

The SpineCor treatment approach is completely different to that of traditional braces that use 3-point pressure and distraction; it is the first and only true dynamic bracing system for idiopathic scoliosis.  SpineCor's unique approach to treatment by global postural re-education has been shown to give progressive correction over time which, unlike any previous brace treatment, is extremely stable post brace weaning. 
Clinical experience to date also shows better compliance and cosmetic results. 
SpineCor:
  • Allows patients four hours per day out of brace

  • Allows total freedom of movement

  • Offers better cosmesis under clothing, and

  • Is cooler to wear.

With all of these benefits, it is not difficult to see why compliance might be better than with bulky, rigid braces that severely restrict movement and must be worn 23 hours per day. 

Although to date no specific study has been undertaken to quantify cosmetic improvement, subjectively, some striking improvements have been observed clinically.  Additionally, some very positive postural changes have been noted in cases where there has been no change in Cobb angle.

Summary

SpineCor offers:

  • A treatment approach based on the latest understanding of the cause and progression factors of Idiopathic scoliosis.

  • A much more acceptable treatment to patients, being cooler to wear, less restrictive, more easily concealed under clothing and 4 hours of out of brace time per day.

  • No side effects.  Rigid braces cause muscle atrophy and can be harmful to normal development in a growing child.

  • Excellent treatment results, particularly when treatment is started early.

  • Excellent stability of treatment results post bracing.

  • Neuromuscular integration for maintenance of improved posture.

  • Potential to reduce incidence of surgical intervention.

Conclusion

SpineCor is a highly effective for the early treatment of idiopathic scoliosis as demonstrated in the case study and also offers significant benefits to patients who present late.  The real challenge is, therefore, to increase awareness of the absolute importance of early diagnosis and, that a viable treatment for early intervention is now available.  Clearly it is easier to prevent progression of a small curve than to reverse the deformity in a large curve.  Timing is of absolute importance - the later treatment is started the lesser the possibility there is to change the curve, as the child's growth runs out so does the possibility to make any change.

 

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