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SpineCor Literature

SpineCor Related Literature Title: The SpineCor Dynamic Corrective Brace The first and only dynamic corrective brace for Idiopathic Scoliosis 1. Pediatric Patient Brochure 2. Adult Patient Brochure

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions by patients, as answered by the SpineCorporation team. How does SpineCor compare to other braces? Is physical therapy beneficial? Why are other physiotherapy methods like Schroth not recommended in combination with the SpineCor® brace? What is Vestibular testing for and how does it affect treatment? Is Chiropractic Treatment helpful in …


General Information

Introduction To better understand scoliosis, we first have to take a look at the role of the spine. The spine is the framework of the trunk that: Supports the head Supports the thoracic cage Supports the upper arms Is embedded in the pelvis, which is supported by the legs. Its functions are vital because: It protects the spinal cord. It …


What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is the outcome of a progressive 3D deformation of the spine. Scoliosis affects between 2 and 3% of the population. Among the most severe scoliosis cases, 8 out of 10 are young females. Scoliosis begins in childhood or adolescence. It occurs at different ages and is categorised accordingly as an infantile, juvenile or adolescent scoliosis. It can be detected at …


Scoliosis Diagnosis

Scoliosis may be detected by your family doctor while performing a routine check-up. If necessary, it will be confirmed with an X-ray of your back. School screening, unfortunately, is not very common in most countries but it is the best way to detect scoliosis early. Usually, this is done using an instrument call a scoliometer, which is a simple angle …

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Available Treatments

What kind of treatments are available? When the deformity is minimal, treatment is not normally indicated, medical observation is sufficient. However, if the deformity progresses and becomes severe enough, there are two types of treatment possible : Brace (non-surgical) Surgery


Non-Surgical Treatment

Brace treatment When your doctor has established, through regular check-ups, that your scoliosis is progressing, he can prescribe: A cast brace (which has almost been discontinued other than for infants). A rigid brace made of light plastic material. This is the current standard treatment and limits or stops the progression of the disease if worn 23 hours per day.  Braces …

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Surgical Treatment

This ultimate treatment applies to 1 out of 23 scoliotic patients. It is recommended when the scoliosis is: Severe Rapidly worsening A trunk deformity is prominent. What type of surgery is performed? Metal rods are fixed to the spine and a vertebral fusion is carried out to permanently fix the spine.  It requires a surgical procedure done under general anaesthesia. …

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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 …