When a diagnosis of scoliosis is made, a doctor may prescribe wearing a brace to prevent a spinal curve from getting worse. Bracing has been shown to be an effective treatment for idiopathic scoliosis, but there are several different types of scoliosis braces to choose from.
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If your baby has plagiocephaly or “flat-head syndrome,” a common condition characterized by a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head, your pediatrician may recommend an orthotic helmet to correct the cranial asymmetry and promote a more rounded head shape.
Many babies have a flattened area of the back or side of their head. This flattening or cranial asymmetry is called plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome.” It can be caused when the baby’s head frequently rests in the same position on everyday surfaces such as a mattress or car seat, or it can even happen in the womb. It is very common, occurring in about half of all infants.