are required before treatment to determine:
A. Patient suitability for treatment
B. Scoliosis/deformity classification
C. Patient specific treatment objectives
The indications provided are guidelines and
not absolute, co-morbidities must be considered
and may contraindicate bracing. SpineCor Assistant
Software (SAS) is required for scoliosis classification,
as well as detailing the appropriate corrective
movement and brace fitting. This is the same
clinical assistant software used for the SpineCor
(pediatric) Dynamic Corrective Brace.
During treatment, x-rays may be required to
optimize treatment in relation to spinal deformity
correction/stabilization. Where the primary
or only treatment objectives are pain reduction
or postural improvement, x-rays of the patient
in the brace are not essential.
Initially, the brace is worn 8 – 16
hours per day in order to initiate postural
changes. After several months of wear, it is
often possible to reduce wearing time while
maintaining the same pain relief effect.
Initial follow-up for brace adjustment is
recommended at 4 – 6 weeks with further
follow-ups at 3 – 6 months dependant
on individual patient needs.
The SpineCor Pain Relief Back Brace should
always be prescribed by a doctor, physician
or spinal surgeon who can determine that no
contraindications exist prior to brace treatment.