Scoliosis is an "S" or "C" shaped curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. Once a curve gets bigger than 25 degrees, there is a good chance their orthopedic surgeon will prescribe a scoliosis brace, which is designed to prevent the curve from worsening or getting larger. Braces are worn until the patient's spine is finished growing.
There are two major types of scoliosis bracing:
Your child's physician will choose which device is best to treat their particular curve.
Spondylolisthesis, a fracture at the very bottom of the spine, is another common back condition that is treated with a brace. The brace is a thin shell that is worn very tight in order to take the pressure off of the injured vertebrae. Typically these braces are worn for three to four months or until their doctor releases them from bracing treatment.
Cook Children's orthotics specializes in all types of spinal orthosis for your child. We provide custom and off the shelf style spinal orthotics. The type of spine braces we provide are, but not limited to: Halo's, cervical collars, CTO, CTLSO, TLSO, LSO, and sacroiliac supports. We have full time spinal orthotists on staff with combined experience of over 34 years. We utilize 4-D scanning equipment to fabricate and customize your child's back brace. We treat all conditions and are here to serve your family. Please consult with your physician to determine the proper type of spine brace for your child.
Physicians and referral sources, please contact your local Cook Children's Home Health office or call 1-800-747-8242.
If you or your office would like to meet with a representative, please contact your local physician liaison.
Referrals may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, an answering service will connect referring physicians or clinicians to the on-call nurse.
If your child has a supply, equipment or nursing need, please contact your child's physician for a referral to Cook Children's Home Health.
If you have general questions about our services and locations, please contact your local Cook Children's Home Health office or call 1-800-747-8242.