According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, scoliosis affects as much as 3% of the American population, while an estimated 6% percent of Americans over the age of 50 have some degree of scoliosis. Though scoliosis typically develops during childhood or early adolescence, it is a progressive condition often with lifelong complications.
While treatments such as scoliosis bracing have existed for nearly 500 years, they are largely outdated and ineffective for achieving long-term results. Bracing can slow the progression of spinal curvature in adolescents, but only temporarily. In adults, braces are ineffective due to the body having already reached skeletal maturity.
Spinal surgery is no better; it carries with it all the risks of invasive surgery and has a 55% failure rate within 15 to 20 years of operation.
With a seemingly grim outlook and limited number of viable treatment options, adult scoliosis sufferers are often left feeling hopeless and living each day in pain, forced to accept a lower quality of life.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Enter the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit!
What is the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit?
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is a non-invasive, highly effective alternative to scoliosis bracing and other traditional treatments.
Unlike rigid scoliosis braces that can constrict breathing and weaken muscles, the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit works with the body’s natural movements to create new muscle memory while actively reducing and stabilizing adult scoliosis.
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is a lightweight neoprene support that was designed through advanced engineering and human biomechanical analysis. Rather than restricting movement, it harnesses the natural resistance triggered by each step taken to reprogram muscles and retrain the spine.
The suit consists of a torso piece that supports the thoracic spine and rib cage, and a lumbar piece that supports the lumbar spine and allows for free pelvic tilt and rotation. Tension straps build resistance between the torso and hips, creating a cyclone effect that unwinds spinal curvature, while an anchor around the leg generates resistance between the leg and body to stimulate and engage deep layer spinal muscles during normal daily activities.
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit does more than just stabilize scoliosis – it provides curve support, corrects faulty body mechanics, and improves spinal alignment.
ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit vs. Traditional Scoliosis Bracing
There are two main types of scoliosis braces for adults, which can vary drastically from patient to patient depending on cause and severity:
Not recommended for adult patients because they cause the muscles to atrophy, which can accelerate degeneration.
Used for support and temporary palliative relief during certain physical activities.
That said, traditional scoliosis bracing is rarely prescribed for adults because scoliosis braces cannot improve the condition in patients who have already reached skeletal maturity. In fact, full-time bracing often causes more problems for the person wearing it, such as pain that didn't exist previously, breathing difficulties, and weakened muscles. As muscles weaken and go unused, they atrophy.
Regardless, adults often seek out bracing solutions on the open market: SpineCor, Peak Scoliosis Bracing System, TLSO, etc. Unfortunately, these fall short.
The key to correcting adult scoliosis for long-term pain relief and improved quality of life is to build new muscle memory, encouraging the spine to unwind naturally instead of forcing physical correction – which brings us back to the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit.
How Does the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit Work?
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit works by engaging the natural torque pattern of the body to create new muscle memory. It helps the spine unwind while stabilizing asymmetrical muscles to reduce spinal curvature without direct pressure or pain. The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit does not restrict normal activity and wearing the device for just a few hours a day has been shown to improve function and reduce pain.
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is engineered to mimic the effect of resistance training on the spine. Every step taken activates the muscles in the spine while the suit helps to reprogram the firing and coordination of those muscles. With each step, posture improves and scoliosis becomes more stable.
Unlike traditional scoliosis braces, which often restrict natural movement, the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is comfortable and non-restrictive. It can be worn all day, every day, either over or under clothing. Not only is it far more comfortable than standard scoliosis braces, it is much more effective.
In a study published in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine:
- 79% of adult patients achieved a curve correction of 6˚ or greater
- Adult patients achieved a 54% reduction in pain
- Adult patients wearing a suit achieved an average scoliosis correction of 10 degrees
When compared to surgical treatments, the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit offers longer-lasting results and is completely non-invasive. It is also virtually risk-free. Scoliosis surgery, meanwhile, is extremely invasive and riddled with potential complications. Spinal surgery to stabilize adult scoliosis often fails to eliminate pain or improve breathing function, and many patients report zero improvement in their quality of life post operation. Scoliosis surgery also risks implant failure, nerve damage, chronic pain, and infection.
In short, the ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is a safer, superior way to treat adult scoliosis.
A New Day
Scoliosis is a lifelong condition that leaves many adults living each day in pain.
The ScoliSMART™ Activity Suit is a unique alternative to scoliosis bracing and spinal surgery that works with the body to retrain the spine for improved mobility and long-lasting relief from scoliosis pain.