Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. It is considered the most common spinal deformity. Approximately 500,000 American adults have scoliosis of over 30°. Scoliosis in adults over 20 years of age begins during childhood or adolescence and is mostly overlooked until it is quite severe.
There are two different forms of scoliosis; structural, with definite changes in the vertebrae, and postural, which is functional in character.
The D.B.S. (Dynamic Brace System) is a patented system used for the treatment of idiopathic juvenile, adolescent, and adult scoliosis. It works as an attachment to the Vertetrac and adjusts the traction with horizontal pressure onto the apex of the curve.
The D.B.S. system takes into account a number of factors; the physiological age of the patient, the size and location of the curve and the progress of the curve.
Initial treatment is the same as with the Vertetrac, although the D.B.S. System applies different decompression to patients with a sciatic scoliosis. It delivers full recovery by helping to restore a normal upright posture while decreasing muscle spasm.
Unlike other braces, the D.B.S is designed for few short daily treatments and is advised not be worn continually.
Indications for use
The spinal curvature is between 10-30 degrees and features structured changes including rotation. The curve progression should be considered only with a minimum increase of 5 degrees on 2 sequential X-rays. We recommend using the D.B.S. treatment with a physician’s guidance and under the observation of a specialist.