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kerrifales
03-08-2011, 08:25 AM
We are awaiting the appt. with the scoliosis specialist -- should be any day now. My 13 yr old just got diagnosed with a 38* curve in the lumbar region( a single curve). I am not sure what course of treatment the doc will recommend, but her and I both want to try a brace out before surgery is approached since she is in no sort of pain. I have tried to look up what braces work best for a curve so low, most I read about are for higher up curves. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ballet Mom
03-08-2011, 03:20 PM
A TLSO brace is typically used for lumbar curves (Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis (TLSO)).

Here in the US, that is usually the Boston Brace.

There's a picture of a typical brace in Fig. 1:

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/scoliosis/types-scoliosis-braces