I am curious to know if it is possible to help relieve back pain and any curviture of the spine with a device which would place the spinal colum in the correct allignment while laying upon it. I have had several ideas concerning this but have not been able to find such a product. I do not have alot confidence in chiropractors and have quite a physical job as I am in nursing. I am interested in your oppinions
There are devices that are designed to be used by the scoliosis patient to correct curvature when sleeping. The most common one is the Charleston Bending Brace. This device has been used with varying success rates and most scoliosis surgeons do not use it anymore.
A general device for spine posture would probably not be too effective as it, by nature would have to create pressure points on the body which would be uncomfortable to sleep with.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.