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The Gensingen Brace can reverse adolescent idiopathic Scoliosis

09-June-2020

A current Scoliosis patient wanted to share her experience of LOC’s non-surgical bracing treatment for Scoliosis. Here is what Hannah has to say:

“I was first diagnosed at the age of 15 with a 36 degree thoracic-lumbar scoliosis but was told that my curve wouldn’t move, and that as I’d stopped growing I couldn’t be fitted for a brace within the NHS. However, a few months later my curve had increased to 38 degrees and I was still in pain. 

“After feeling like my back was still flexible and looking at alternative treatments, we decided to go private with the LOC Gensingen brace which I had fitted in October 2018.  For me, this was the best decision I have ever made. LOC’s clinician, Anna, was careful not to give me any guarantees that my curve would correct but she was certain that my back pain and posture would improve and cosmetically hide my curve which gave me the little hope I needed. 

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“After wearing the brace for only about 7-8 months I had a further out-of-brace X-ray in June 2019 which was a year from my previous scan of 38 degrees," Hannah continues. "This showed that my curve had reduced massively to about 23/24 degrees and in turn this gave me a massive confidence boost.  My results are amazing and unexpected, and I am glad that I received the brace through LOC. I am still wearing the brace 18 months later and my back feels even straighter.  Thanks to LOC I realised that I wanted to help people with similar if not the same condition as me, so I am now going to Salford University in September to study Orthotics and Prosthetics  so I will hopefully be able to help others with Scoliosis as much as LOC has helped me.”  

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