Back Support Brace, Back Brace Support, Back Support Braces
Millions of Americans suffer from a condition called Scoliosis, in which the spine is abnormally curved. There is natural curvature in a normal spine, but it bows from front to back, with a backward curve near the shoulder blades and an inward curve at the waist. A person with scoliosis has additional curves from side to side, which not only impairs posture, but causes great pain along with a host of other health problems.
Though major surgery is a possible treatment for those with very severe scoliosis, a much less invasive treatment is available if the condition is diagnosed early, while bones and tissues are still growing and forming: the use of back support braces. Specifically designed back braces for scoliosis support the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae and often push the chest and shoulders of the wearer back, encouraging proper posture. Though it is difficult to reverse scoliosis, the use of back braces and supports is extremely effective in preventing further curvature and degeneration.
Improper curves in the spine can pinch or sever nerves, cause great stress on the spinal cord, and deeply affect organ function, so early diagnosis and treatment is imperative for the future health of the patient. If you or a loved one suffers from scoliosis, ask if a back brace for support is an appropriate treatment.
Choose from a range of ergonomic back support systems – all available at little or no cost through Medicare.