Did you know that one of the most common goals, by 96%, of spinal orthotics is to improve stability and positioning? If you or a loved one suffers from scoliosis, you should probably consider a spinal orthotic solution. People who have spines that curve out to the side can often begin to experience other health problems such as back pain or even shortness of breath.
Overtime, scoliosis tends to worsen, so the sooner you come up with a medical solution, the better off you’ll be. If you or a loved one has scoliosis, or reason to believe you have a spinal injury/issue, contact your doctor to ensure the best medical processes to take. If you qualify for the use of spinal orthotics, you may find great sustainability and relief with these devices.
Here’s what you need to know about spinal orthotic solutions:
- What are Spinal Orthotics?
- What do They do?
- Enjoy Regular Activities
- Bulow Orthotics Can Custom Fit Your Needs
What are Spinal Orthotics?
Spinal orthotics may seem strange or intimidating to people seeking solutions for scoliosis. Traditionally, spinal orthotics were made with heavy plaster and were typically quite uncomfortable. Nonetheless, modern spinal orthotics have improved in recent years. Modern spinal orthotic devices are typically made of plastic, and are relatively lightweight and comfortable to wear in a variety of settings.
It is important to understand the differences between two types of spinal corrective braces when considering spinal solutions. Soft or rigid orthotics are usually available for spinal alignment. A soft brace allows you to move a bit more freely as it is more elastic. On the other hand, rigid braces tend to provide more support, but they are more restrictive than soft braces. Different types of braces may be needed for different spinal correction needs.
What do They do?
Many people’s spinal orthotic solutions aim to realign their spines. If the spinal column is not aligned correctly, it may compromise the spinal cord and nerve roots. Pain, weakness, and sometimes even paralysis can result from this process. With a spinal brace, the spine can be realigned and held in alignment, the healing process can be assisted, and conditions like osteoarthritis can be slowed down. An individual can also retain their muscle and sensory function with the help of spinal braces.
Others may experience a different type of spinal issue. It is sometimes necessary to immobilize the spine in order to treat spinal conditions. Treatment of damaged or injured areas can be made much easier by controlling one’s spine. A spinal brace can be used to immobilize the spine, aid in the healing of fractures, prevent deformity progression, as well as provide overall support to the whole body.
One’s spinal column can become weakened as a result of certain spinal injuries. A spinal orthotic device can be custom-made to provide maximum spinal stability to ensure maximum healing. Additionally, these devices will support both the pelvis and the entire torso. Multiple rigid components are often included in spinal orthotics that replace the typical functions of damaged bones, ligaments, and other spinal regions.
Enjoy Regular Activities
Orthotic devices are now lightweight, so that those that incorporate spinal orthotics into their correction plans can still enjoy normal daily activities while wearing their orthotic devices. Although it is possible to maintain mobility with spinal orthotics, doing so is actually a good idea. You can keep your strength and improve your health by maintaining an active lifestyle on a daily basis.
Orthotic devices often allow children who need to wear them to continue playing different sports at the same time. For a short period of time, you may need to remove your brace depending on the amount of physical activity you are engaged in. Consult your doctor about the best way to manage your unique lifestyle.
Bulow Orthotics Can Custom Fit Your Needs
The Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions team is passionate about providing the highest level of care to patients across the country. One-on-one personal attention and nurturing guidance makes Bulow OPS a leader in the industry and a destination clinic for amputees and across the country. Our ultimate goal is to help patients achieve the highest level of comfort and mobility, allowing them to return to a normal, healthy and happy life.
If you’re in need of custom spinal orthotic solutions, contact Bulow Orthotics today!