Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve abnormally.
A scoliosis brace is a device worn around the torso to help prevent the curve from getting worse. It also reduces the likelihood that you will need surgery in the future if bone growth stops.
For children or adolescents whose bones are still growing, braces are the only treatment available that may slow the progression of the curve. It doesn't work after bone growth stops.
How does the brace work?
Scoliosis braces are designed to slow or stop the progression of the curvature of the spine caused by scoliosis.
Rigid braces put pressure on your spine in multiple locations to help keep it from bending more than it does. Dynamic braces slow down curve progression by retraining your body to maintain a corrective posture.
How is the support effect?
Braces have been used to treat scoliosis for over 450 years, but questions remain about their effectiveness.
Braces only slow or stop the progression of spinal curvature. They can't get rid of curves or straighten their spines.
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), they are effective in about 80 percent of people treated with them.