There are many different spine conditions common in adults. Some of them are developed by unhealthy postures, while others have origins in our genetic inheritance.
Scoliosis is specific because scientists are not sure what causes such a condition. The common belief is genetic inheritance, yet it tends to appear on patients without any prior scoliosis history in their family line.
A few things can be done to treat scoliosis – one of them is using a prosthesis known as scoliosis braces. Below, we're going to discuss a bit more about the types of scoliosis braces, which type might fit your needs, and how the results differ from scoliosis treatment exercises.
Many different types of orthoses and braces serve many different purposes. Spine alignment braces can help those who have scoliosis, cervical orthoses help support your neck and chin, and knee orthoses can help you heal after knee surgery.
However, the most popular type of orthoses is AFO, making up over 26% of all orthoses provided in the US. But what is an AFO exactly? And more importantly, how do you wear and maintain it properly? Let’s take a closer look to find out.