Study Affirms Benefit of Back Braces as Scoliosis Treatment

September 19, 2013 11:58 PM

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Study Affirms Benefit of Back Braces as Scoliosis Treatment

Physicians have recommended bracing for more than 50 years, but until now, studies of its effectiveness had produced mixed results. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended against scoliosis screening in schools partly on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence that bracing and other conservative treatments relieved back pain or improved quality of life in these children.

The new randomized study, published on Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, should end the longstanding debate, several experts said, and may spur the task force to reconsider its position.

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