Does Doc band work?

Does Doc band work?

Does Doc band work?

While the DOC Band has proven results, every baby’s case is unique. There are a few key factors to keep in mind while you advance through treatment: your baby’s age, the severity of her or his condition, and the consistency with which you follow the recommended treatment regimen.

What are DOC band wraps used for?

The DOC Band applies custom corrective pressure to redirect your baby’s natural head growth into a normal head shape. The band is worn 23 hours a day, every day, and can achieve visible improvement in as little as two weeks.

What is a cranial DOC band?

The DOC Band is the first FDA-cleared device of its kind and is proven to treat plagiocephaly in babies ages 3 to 18 months old. Each helmet is custom made to safely and effectively redirect the baby’s natural growth into a normal head shape.

How much is a DOC band?

Helmets to treat flattened skulls range in price from $1,300 to $3,000, and parents are told to make sure infants wear them around the clock.

Do helmets help babies with flat heads?

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds.

Does my baby really need a helmet?

In most cases, your baby’s head shape will resolve on its own. Given time and a little effort, your baby’s head will grow and return to normal as they begin moving and doing more. Wearing a helmet is also a good way to correct large malformation or flat spots on your baby’s head.

Can plagiocephaly correct without helmet?

Plagiocephaly Treatment Without a Helmet. In 77% of cases, milder plagiocephaly can be corrected sufficiently without the need for a helmet, through what is known as repositioning.

Are cranial helmets necessary?

Is helmet therapy required? Helmet therapy for plagiocephaly is always a choice; it’s never mandatory. It can be helpful in the right situation, but it’s not always needed. The head shape does often get better, with or without the use of a helmet.

How long does it take to get a DOC band?

How long does it take to get a custom DOC Band made for my baby? After a digital image of your child’s head is obtained using our sophisticated DSi® imaging system, the band will be fit within 7–14 days. This timeframe is critical as your infant’s head is growing each day.

Is a second DOC Band necessary?

So, if your baby would benefit from a second band, Cranial Technologies will recommend it. In practice, we find that only about 15% of babies continue treatment with a second band.