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Old 6th January 2014, 11:33 PM
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Does any one have any experience of this brace?, are they more comfortable and less obvious than a rigid brace? And are they as effective as a rigid brace? My daughters just got her rigid brace and is really struggling emotionally and physically with it.
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Old 7th January 2014, 12:14 AM
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I haven't had any first hand experience but from what I've read it is much better tolerated than the rigid braces.
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Old 7th January 2014, 12:23 AM
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Hi Amanda,

We have had several members who have tried the Spinecor brace over the past few years. If you do a search in the Nonsurgical Forum you should be able to find their posts - let me know if you have any problems doing this and I'll do my best to help.

For some reason we don't hear about this brace so much anymore, but if I remember correctly we do have one current member - CamelHumpbackChick - who has one. Hopefully if we have any Spinecor wearing "lurkers" they will see this and post too

The brace is certainly agreed to be much more comfortable and less obvious under clothes than a hard plastic TLSO. There is some uncertainty as to whether it is an effective brace or not, but bracing in general is often a controversial subject anyway. I would ask your daughter's consultant for his opinion on whether the Spinecor is likely to help prevent her curves from progressing, and trust his or her expertise.

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Old 27th April 2014, 10:04 PM
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I am currently wearing a Spine-Cor brace as of March 3, 2014. I have adult idiopathic scoliosis which is rapidly degenerating with concurrent osteoporosis and compression fractures. Dr. Diaz in CA is my Spine-Cor specialist and he knows his stuff! Each Spine-Cor brace is customized for the individual twists, bends, curves and the design process is careful. My initial appointment took just under 4 hours.
Yes, this type of brace offers a degree of flexibility and yes, it takes a lot of getting used to - it's a brace. I did have to alter some of my clothing (I'm normally a size 0-1 in jeans-not with the brace!) to accommodate the brace but NO ONE has said anything about my looking like I wear a brace - actually just the opposite-several people have said they couldn't tell I was wearing one! YAY!
Bathrooming is a hassle, though-LOTS of velcro straps to take off/put on. It takes practice, patience and time to adjust to this.
My young-adult daughter also has scoliosis and although I believe she would benefit from this brace, she has opted not to go for it yet.
I also do Scolio-Pilates and other modified stretch/strengthening exercises every day. I hope to do a Schroth program soon.
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Old 8th July 2014, 12:06 AM
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I am currently wearing a Spine-Cor brace as of March 3, 2014. I have adult idiopathic scoliosis which is rapidly degenerating with concurrent osteoporosis and compression fractures. Dr. Diaz in CA is my Spine-Cor specialist and he knows his stuff! Each Spine-Cor brace is customized for the individual twists, bends, curves and the design process is careful. My initial appointment took just under 4 hours.
Yes, this type of brace offers a degree of flexibility and yes, it takes a lot of getting used to - it's a brace. I did have to alter some of my clothing (I'm normally a size 0-1 in jeans-not with the brace!) to accommodate the brace but NO ONE has said anything about my looking like I wear a brace - actually just the opposite-several people have said they couldn't tell I was wearing one! YAY!
Bathrooming is a hassle, though-LOTS of velcro straps to take off/put on. It takes practice, patience and time to adjust to this.
My young-adult daughter also has scoliosis and although I believe she would benefit from this brace, she has opted not to go for it yet.
I also do Scolio-Pilates and other modified stretch/strengthening exercises every day. I hope to do a Schroth program soon.
HI Jenn,
have you started the schroth program? What are the costs of the brace and did you have any insurance to help cover the expense?
Thanks
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