Braces in scoliosis

Do you suffer from scoliosis and do you want to treat it in an effective way? Then you will find the best solution in the form of back braces at the brace specialist!

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a disease in which a curvature of the back occurs, in the form of an S. The disease can occur in one bend, however, it is often two. Serious complaints affect daily life and treatment is necessary. If you have a mild form, it may not affect your daily life. You can then at most get minor back problems that are easily remedied with the treatment of a physiotherapist.

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How can I treat scoliosis?

If you suffer from scoliosis, you can treat it. The purpose of the treatment is then to prevent further deformification of the back. Scoliosis does not pass by itself and can even get worse when the child can still grow. There are then various options to treat the scoliosis, such as race treatment, observation, exercise therapy or, if necessary, surgery. The treatment of scoliosis therefore depends mainly on the severity of the curvature.

Which brace can I use for scoliosis?

Wearing a brace can contribute to an effective recovery process from scoliosis. A back brace ensures that the spine receives support when moving the muscles, so that you experience fewer pain complaints during your daily activities. In addition, any wrong or painful movements are prevented so that you can recover faster. See below which braces our physiotherapist recommends.

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Can I use tape for scoliosis?

In addition to wearing a brace, you can also choose to use tape. Kinesiology tape from Tmax works excellently for this. It is slightly less effective than a brace, but can give the desired support to the back that is needed. Taping is recommended for minor complaints, for extra support and protection we advise you to use a brace.

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What exercises help in the recovery of scoliosis?

You can quickly treat the pain that scoliosis brings with it by performing the right exercises. Through these exercises you ensure that the posture of your back is improved so that you will experience fewer pain complaints. Are you curious about scoliosis exercises? Read more about this on our exercises page.

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What are the different types of scoliosis?

There are different types of scoliosis, which is caused in a different way. Thus, the first is Idiopathic scoliosis, the cause of which is unknown. This occurs in 80% of people who suffer from scoliosis. Another form of scoliosis is congenital scoliosis. The scoliosis is caused by one or more congenital vertebral abnormalities. The third form is neuromuscular scoliosis, and arises from a muscle or nervous disorder. Finally, there is also degenerative scoliosis, in which wear and tear of the joints is the problem of the disease.

Is scoliosis different for adults?

Scoliosis in adults is slightly different than in children. For example, children are still growing, and adults have already had the growth. The difference is also in the origin of scoliosis. In adults this can be due to wear and tear (or congenital but only at a late age complaints) and in children this is due to a difference in leg length in growth. In the Netherlands, about 60,000 people have scoliosis and every year about 1,000 new patients are added, mostly girls between the ages of ten and eighteen.

Is scoliosis hereditary?

Scoliosis can develop in a variety of ways, including aging or a nervous disorder. However, scoliosis is also hereditary, which means that the disease is significantly more common when a family member suffers from it. There are still a lot of ambiguities about the origin of the disease, but heredity is a certainty.

How can I work with scoliosis?

If you suffer from scoliosis, you may not be as well off as you can perform your work. It is then wise to look at what you need together with your physiotherapist or general practitioner so that you can work pain-free again. For example, you can opt for a treatment, or another work design in consultation with your employer. In addition, it is important to combine the load and load capacity well so that you reduce the chance that the scoliosis will get worse.

How do I test if I have scoliosis?

To find out if you have scoliosis it is possible to perform the outer. On the basis of this test, the back can be further examined. You can do the test like this:

  1. Put your feet and knees together and place your palms together.
  2. Then bend your hands forward towards the ground.
  3. View the back from all sides, so front, side and back.
  4. When a bulge is visible (height of ribs) there is a good chance that you suffer from scoliosis.

Is scoliosis dangerous?

When you suffer from scoliosis, this can be dangerous and can hinder your daily activities. This is mainly due to the severity of the curvature in the back. With a severe curvature, you will have difficulty breathing and you will have difficulty with movements. In addition, it will have a great impact on the appearance and your sporting life.

When is scoliosis surgery the order of the day?

At the moment that the treatment of a physiotherapist or the wearing of a corset does not reduce the pain complaints, you can choose to have the scoliosis treated surgically. The main thing here is that a curvature does not deteriorate and that the deformation of the spine is corrected. During the operation, the doctor will make the bend in the spine as straight as possible, and then secure the spine with titanium rods and screws. Usually, the back is fully restored after six to nine months after surgery.

Can scoliosis get worse in symptoms?

Yes, it is possible that the symptoms will get worse. This can have several reasons. The first reason is that due to wear and tear, the bend can become larger or a new one can arise. In addition, at a young age it is the case that the curvature can quickly get worse if you do nothing about it. Think of a bad posture or leg length difference.

Frequently Asked Questions about scoliosis

Wat is scoliose?

Scoliose is een abnormale kromming in de rug in de vorm van een S, die wordt veroorzaakt door beenlengteverschil of een wervelafwijking.

Wat kan ik doen bij scoliose

Wanneer u last heeft van scoliose kunt u het beste een tijdje rust nemen en observeren. Combineer dit met oefeningen van een fysiotherapeut, waardoor u vervolgens geleidelijk kunt gaan belasten met een brace.

Wanneer gebruik je een brace bij scoliose?

Wanneer u weer wilt gaan werken, sporten, bewegen of uw dagelijkse activiteiten wilt hervatten kan het dragen van een brace daarvoor zorgen.