Effectively managing pain can improve the quality of sleep.
For people with scoliosis who are required to wear a brace, finding a comfortable sleep position may seem impossible because the pads can dig into the body or pinch the skin. Even scoliosis patients who don’t wear braces can have difficulty finding a comfortable sleep position because of pain that can be associated with their spinal misalignment.
Burn it, turn it into a lampshade, hit with a hammer and break it into tiny pieces, or donate it to a charity where it can be reused :-)
There is a company called Focos, who collect old braces and send them to Ghana where they are re-fitted for purpose - a very worthy cause. However, they need to be sent to: FOCOS, 147-32 Farmers Boulevard,
Jamaica, NY 11434.
Curvy Girls is a network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls through mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices, and improve self-esteem.
For younger patients, these are bears with Scoliosis braces on - very cute :-)
For each Higgy Bear (or friend) purchased, one will be donated to a child in need!
Higgy Bears & Friends are designed for children with scoliosis. The teddy bears are very soft and great to snuggle with! They are 12" standing, and 10" sitting. The braces are made from a combination of foam, plastic, and velcro and are designed to resemble children's scoliosis braces.
Klass Vaki contoured sleep surface. Not seen any in New Zealand as yet.
The Klass Vaki is a contoured sleep surface designed to lay over your current mattress and goes under your fitted sheet and is medically built to alleviate and relax the lower back muscles. This product was invented by Petro Groenewald to save people from pain and back surgery!