Re: Randomized study on bracing shows effectiveness
thanks for posting this! For a variety of reasons I couldn't have surgery even though my curves are large. Bracing was the only other option available so we went for it! I wore a brace for about 18months between the ages of 13-15. It wasn't a pleasant experience and I was bullied both by children and teachers at my school because of it.
However, it did stop the progression of my curves almost immediately and for that I am grateful. We persevered with the brace and now I dread to think what could have happened to my spine if we hadn't gone done the bracing route.
Wearing a brace as a teenager isn't a great experience but it did help me in the long term.