The Boston Brace Night Shift is a nocturnal brace used in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.
A nighttime brace takes advantage of the recumbent position. Some studies suggest that most growth occurs at night. For some curves, nighttime wear has shown to be as effective as full-time (more than 14 hours per day).
The Boston Brace Night Shift has built-in correction in all three planes of motion. Since gravity is not working against us, the internal pushes do not have to work so hard. It applies direct, opposing forces to straighten curves.
Because wearing a brace all day can be tough for young teenagers, having the option of wearing a brace at night tends to improve compliance to prescribed wearing time.
Features of the Boston Brace Night Shift
- Built-in pushes to control curves
- Worn only while sleeping
- Used for weaning out of a bracing program
- Brings the curve to balance, does not over-bend the spine
- Custom-made from cast, scan or measurement