Corset for posture: an overview of the main types of corrective devices
Orthopedic corset for posture supports the spine in a physiologically correct position. Consider how to choose the right corset for posture, how to wear the device and, finally, as after completing the course it is better to «wean» the body from long term use of this orthopedic products.
When prescribed a corset to correct posture? There is a list of cases in which the corset is simply necessary. It is such violations as:
- scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis;
- a hunched back;
- krylovidnymi blades, where the lower corners are excessively discharged from the back;
- mechanical damage of the spine;
- congenital anomalies of the vertebrae;
- acquired bad posture (often schoolchildren).
An overview of the main types of corsets
Function as a corset for posture are of two types: supportive and corrective. Support device used to unload the spine after mechanical impact on the back, surgical intervention, as well as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. To correct posture it is not necessary.
Corrective braces are used for the alignment (correction) of the spine in different directions. As a rule, with some elements of its design, it acts on the scoliotic arc, correcting it, and other elements of such a corset consolidate the results.
There are several types of corrective devices:
The use of corrective devices
It is important to understand that wearing a corset is not such a simple thing. You need to choose the right, this should be done by a skilled surgeon.
The second stage is the model selection and buying. You need to buy the most comfortable brace to carry a minimum restrict movement.
Depending on the diagnosis and extent of injury of the spine developed certain rules and timelines for the wearing of corsets:
Special attention should be paid to the selection of children’s corset. If the posture doctor recommended using an orthopedic device, it is important to communicate clearly and convincingly explain to the child why wear concealer necessary.
Selection of the posture corrector
Where to buy an orthopaedic corset for correcting the posture? There are several options. The first is to buy it at the drugstore. Prices are affordable and the selection is large. The only thing that may hinder the selection of the size of the bandage. In pharmacies sell products in standard sizes and may not be suitable for everyone.
The second option: better to make a product to order. There are enough skilled craftsmen who will perform it at a high level. Drawback — high price. Such a thing will cost you 4-6 times more expensive than the standard pharmacy.
The third way: «do orthopedic corset for posture straightening with his hands». This initiative is allowed only with a slight curvature of the spine.
When selecting a corset to correct posture should pay attention to several nuances. It is recommended to acquire product made from natural materials. In areas adjoining brace to delicate areas of the skin it is desirable that it was cotton. You need to pay attention to all the rigid elements and see that they do not squeezing the skin.
Buying a corset for posture correction, try to do it only in specialized stores or pharmacies, and can choose a product from a reputable manufacturer.
Withdrawal from the corset after the end of treatment
In the process of correcting posture is very important and proper weaning from the brace. The back muscles have to learn how to support the spine. After the doctor allowed you to remove the orthopedic device should undergo the process of withdrawal.
First, note that the withdrawal process will be no faster than was addictive. If the brace for posture correction worn around the clock, to remove it it is necessary gradually. For 6 months while wearing “vests” save at 1-1.5 hours a day . In the next 6 months wearing gradually adjusted to zero. It’s all happening under the supervision of the podiatrist.
Secondly, after the complete cessation of wearing orthopedic devices should be for another 4 years regularly examined by the doctor. The specialist should observe the reaction of the spine and treatment outcomes. Thus it is necessary to comply with all medical recommendations relating to physical activity, routine and diet.
Assign corrective corset needs a doctor. He is obliged to provide full information on how to choose a corset.