Corrective corset is usually used for body modification. It can be used for orthopedic reasons (for example, to correct a curved spine) or for cosmetic reasons (to achieve a smaller size and workout the waist).
In addition, the term "corrective corset" refers to a device that is used to wear as everyday underwear or any corset in order to achieve a good and proper posture.
Most often, it is prescribed to children of school and preschool age to correct the spine, as a constant load and a large amount of time spent on lessons, later produce not very positive results.
What is a corset?
The first corsets dated back in the middle of the XIX - early XX century, are now actively used to correct the posture.
Adaptation in its principle of action makes you keep your posture high, supporting the lower back.
But, for someone with hunched shoulders, a corset that is high on the back, or a waistcoat waistcoat, will help secure the shoulders in an upright position and level the hump.
He will rearrange his back to prevent the development of scoliosis in the future. People with this disease especially need his help, as the corset restructures the spine and supports the back, reducing pressure.
Additional support reduces pressure on the ligaments as well as joints that prevent osteoporosis and certain forms of arthritis, such as fibromyalgia.
As already mentioned, children most often suffer from incorrect posture. If your child has severe abnormalities in the spine, it is best to make an orthopedic corrector in accordance with an individual order.
In this case, the product will be produced with maximum consideration for the characteristics of the back, and will lead to the return of the normal state of the spine in a short time. In addition, if you take into account all the factors and develop a corset specifically for the body, then it will not reap and rub your back and shoulders. How to use posture corrector?
It is necessary to pay attention to some conditions:
- observe the time of wearing a corset;
- follow the instructions;
- do not forget about underwear under the corset;
- consult with your doctor whether to stay in it for the night.
Each orthopedic corrector has a manual. It shows the time of use of the product, as well as its correct application. However, only doctor can provide more accurate information, which takes into account all the individual characteristics of each patient.
Depending on the degree of curvature of the spine, the device should be worn from 1-2 to 23 hours per day. Permanent use is required only in case of particularly strong changes. After achieving positive results, wearing must be reduced. An orthopedic corset is worn on light-colored clothing (in any case, not on a naked body). The reason is that when walking, it can dig into the skin, and this will bring pain and discomfort. It is worth remembering that the wearing of this mechanism will not help completely get rid of scoliosis, it will require complex therapy. Separately, the corset will remove the disease only in the case of small deformations or a stooped posture.
Why do you need a corset?
Are you suffering from back or spinal pain? Poor posture can be the result of injury, bad habits or genetic predisposition, but with time, effort and the right tools this can be corrected. Poor posture negatively affects everything - from your seat to the ability to live an active way and have a calm emotional state.
Improper posture creates muscle imbalances that can lead to further problems in the upper body. As a rule, they are caused by various factors and lead to tension in some areas and weakness in other areas.
Muscle imbalances and the resulting discomfort associated with poor posture can damage your health and well-being.
But using the right device, you can develop your muscles to achieve your natural posture. There are many different proofreaders and other devices that you put on your body to improve and rehabilitate it. Important are the reasons that lead to the curvature of the spine, as the constant wearing of a corset does not guarantee complete correction of posture, and at the same time the patient continues to adhere to habits that adversely affect the body.
Why does spinal curvature appear? There are many reasons. It is worth noting that these problems affect the internal organs and cause significant damage to health. In addition, there is poor circulation, difficulty breathing. All this affects the general condition, and a person feels tired for a long time.
The factors that are associated with the development of poor posture are as follows:
- weak and undeveloped muscles;
- pathology in the development of muscle tissue around the spine;
- diseases that cause changes in the shape and size of the chest;
- violation of the regime of the day;
- wrong chairs and bed;
- poor lighting of the workplace;
- thick clothing that negatively affects the development of the skeleton (in children and adolescents);
- passive lifestyle.
With the development of almost every child, many of these factors influence the state of the spine. That is why it is very important to monitor children from early childhood. Poor posture leads to deformation of the entire skeleton, a shift of internal organs.
Types of corsets
Corsets can be worn for orthopedic reasons, such as correcting a curved spine or straightening the back and shoulders. Sometimes this element of treatment is used for body shaping. A waist corset is usually used to achieve an hourglass shape. Waist reduction, the so-called "smoothing", is often assigned to women after pregnancy.
No structural features distinguish a modern waist corset from a corset, which is worn as outerwear for special occasions. For training, they are always made of durable fabric (or leather) and with a relatively inflexible coating (not all devices are strong enough to form a body). The corrective view is intended for daily use and, as a rule, is hidden under clothing, so it is likely that the practical aspects (comfort, lightness, etc.) will have a clear priority.
Any type of corset can be worn to correct the waist. However, since corsets are necessary to maintain body modification, they are no less rigid than those that are first prescribed to correct posture.
There is no effective structural difference between the devices that are worn during training and those that are used to achieve the desired body shape. Thus, the term "training corset" can be used for any kind of this mechanism that is not used for recreational purposes. However, it is impossible to replace the medical mechanism with the one that is intended for body shaping.
There are several more types of corset:
- warm wool (provides the effect of massage and warming, improves blood circulation in the lumbar region);
- protective (has high rigidity and provides protection for the back when walking, straightening the spine);
- medical (supports the back in the desired position, corrects the situation in the frontal or sagittal plane).
When choosing types of products, you first need to decide on the specific purpose of the corset. If you need a posture correction, choose the treatment type, if it is required to maintain your back in the correct position, it is enough to use an adjustable corset. Buying a product is either in specialized stores or in pharmacies. It is in these institutions you will be able to choose the right and high-quality type of device. It is important to pay attention to the choice of the appropriate size, as well as the material, stiffness and model of the product itself.
The effectiveness of posture correctors
If your child has back problems, he needs to take an orthopedic corset for children. With it, you can restore the correct posture. Indeed, due to spinal deformities, various problems arise with the body. One of the most effective methods of correction is an orthopedic corset for posture. Naturally, it is necessary to eliminate the risk of scoliosis, and this product will provide additional assistance in maintaining and treating the spinal curvature. Therefore, orthopedics strongly recommends using these products to correct disorders of the development of the spine, since with their help it will be possible to avoid more serious problems.
Orthopedic corsets with chest amplifiers are best worn between the ages of 11 and 16 years. Adults who are older than 16-18 years old must be tested by a surgeon before starting treatment. This is due to a wider range of causes of illness. In adulthood, it is quite difficult to correct the curved spine, so you need to take into account all the recommendations of the orthopedist. Nevertheless, a correctly chosen corset and compliance with the rules of wearing it will help correct the posture at any age.