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littleone
06-13-2010, 03:35 PM
I mean.. some curves can increase over the age of 18 as we know its when growth stops. So why there isnt any brace to wear above that age?

I would wear one on a heartbeat if there is. Is there any that I am not aware of? if it can help, I am into it.

Pooka1
06-13-2010, 03:40 PM
I mean.. some curves can increase over the age of 18 as we know its when growth stops. So why there isnt any brace to wear above that age?

I would wear one on a heartbeat if there is. Is there any that I am not aware of? if it can help, I am into it.

Are you saying you would wear a brace the rest of your life?

I don't know if brace wear forever has been studied.

littleone
06-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Are you saying you would wear a brace the rest of your life?

I don't know if brace wear forever has been studied.

I would wear braces like if I am doing something that could make things worse, or wear it while I am sleeping, or driving.. anything.. and yeah I could wear it all my life, I would get used to it.

Pooka1
06-13-2010, 03:54 PM
I would wear braces like if I am doing something that could make things worse, or wear it while I am sleeping, or driving.. anything.. and yeah I could wear it all my life, I would get used to it.

Spinecor makes an adult brace but there is no claim that it prevents progression. The claim is that it might relieve pain.

Is that what you are looking for?

Confusedmom
06-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Littleone,

I asked my doctor that exact question. I told him I would happily wear a brace for the rest of my life if it meant I would not have to have surgery. He said it would not help and would not prevent progression. But I suspect Sharon is right and that it has never been studied.

Evelyn

LindaRacine
06-14-2010, 11:02 PM
Wearing a brace for the rest of your life sounds OK, but I suspect after awhile it would get pretty old. And, while your core muscles atrophied from lack of use you would probably have more and more back pain, and might have a very tough time standing for any length of time without wearing the brace.

--Linda

flerc
06-17-2010, 10:27 AM
I think that only adapting a brace to the curve would give a limited help (but anyway a help) in an adult.
I think the curve should to be reduced before adapting the brace. I think a dynamic brace donít should atrophy your muscles if you do the right exercises. All that I think about it you can find here : http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=10607
If you know if SpineCor can be used in this way, PLEASE let me know it.