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Does it work?
Scoliosis
The 1st
metal brace was developed in
1575
Upper-middle-class school children wore
the brace for not much more ...
 44% of bracing attempts are
considered failures
 do not stop the progression
 60% felt bracing handicapped their lives...
A 2007 study published in SPINE by
Drs. Dolan and Weinstein concluded
that observation only or bracing
showed no clear adv...
 Since 1991, bracing has not been
recommended for children with AIS at this
center.
 “If bracing does not reduce the pro...
BOSTON Brace
COPES Brace
http://forums.scoliosis-support.com
Re: I hate My new brace
Posted by liz on November 25, 2004, 12:03 pm, in reply to "I h...
 Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention
 Warm-up (Mix)
 Adjustment (Fix)
 Rehabilitation (Set)
 Maybe a little chocolate ...
 Wobble chair
 Cervical Traction
 Core Stimulation
(ligaments) & Muscle
Stimulation
Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009...
 #1 PRIORITY: Restore
cervical lordosis
 Adjust Anterior &
Posterior Hip
Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009,
drstitzel@...
 Proprioceptive neuromuscular re-education
& rehabilitation
 Head weights
 Hip weights
 Tight rope
exercise
Dr. Clayto...
Pre Treatment Post Treatment
Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009,
drstitzel@clear-institute.org,
http://www.treatingsco...
 Websites on scoliosis
www.clear-institute.org
/freeinfo
www.fixscoliosis.com
www.scoliosis-world.com
Dr. Clayton Stit...
Back Bracing For Scoliosis
Back Bracing For Scoliosis
Back Bracing For Scoliosis
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Back Bracing For Scoliosis

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Back bracing for scoliosis - "Spinal bracing as a treatment for scoliosis
has be used unsuccessfully for almost 500 years despite countless attempts
to refine the process. Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention may be a
patients only hope in altering the natural course of the condition and
avoiding highly invasive multiple level spinal fusion surgery."
-- Clayton J. Stitzel DCDirector, CLEAR NPOwww.CLEAR-Institute.org

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Back Bracing For Scoliosis

  1. 1. Does it work?
  2. 2. Scoliosis The 1st metal brace was developed in 1575 Upper-middle-class school children wore the brace for not much more than 10% of the prescribed time. 44% of braced patients were considered failures. Under 30 degrees, there were no significant differences between braced and
  3. 3.  44% of bracing attempts are considered failures  do not stop the progression  60% felt bracing handicapped their lives  14% considered bracing left a psychological scar
  4. 4. A 2007 study published in SPINE by Drs. Dolan and Weinstein concluded that observation only or bracing showed no clear advantage of either approach. Furthermore one can not recommend one approach over another to prevent surgery. They gave the recommendation for bracing a grade "D" relative to observation only because of "troublingly inconsistent or inconclusive studies on any level."
  5. 5.  Since 1991, bracing has not been recommended for children with AIS at this center.  “If bracing does not reduce the proportion of children with AIS who require surgery for cosmetic improvement of their deformity, it cannot be said to provide a meaningful advantage to the patient or the community.”
  6. 6. BOSTON Brace
  7. 7. COPES Brace
  8. 8. http://forums.scoliosis-support.com Re: I hate My new brace Posted by liz on November 25, 2004, 12:03 pm, in reply to "I hate My new brace" “hi there, i spent several years in and out of a brace and body cast, there isn’t a lot you can do to get used to it, however use your time out of the brace wisely, i used to go swimming, or dance classes. also stick with it, because i didn’t keep it on as i should have done and the doctor could tell, he said i was wasting his time and he put me in a body cast for six months at a time.” liz.x
  9. 9.  Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention  Warm-up (Mix)  Adjustment (Fix)  Rehabilitation (Set)  Maybe a little chocolate therapy Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/
  10. 10.  Wobble chair  Cervical Traction  Core Stimulation (ligaments) & Muscle Stimulation Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/
  11. 11.  #1 PRIORITY: Restore cervical lordosis  Adjust Anterior & Posterior Hip Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/
  12. 12.  Proprioceptive neuromuscular re-education & rehabilitation  Head weights  Hip weights  Tight rope exercise Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/
  13. 13. Pre Treatment Post Treatment Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/
  14. 14.  Websites on scoliosis www.clear-institute.org /freeinfo www.fixscoliosis.com www.scoliosis-world.com Dr. Clayton Stitzel, 1-866-627-3009, drstitzel@clear-institute.org, http://www.treatingscoliosis.com/

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