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    Scoliosis bracing for adolescents can help to correct scoliosis early |480-892-0022

    Scoliosis bracing for adolescents can help to correct scoliosis early |480-892-0022

    Correct Scoliosis in Arizona

    A soft scoliosis brace is one of the least invasive ways to correct scoliosis.  Even though we’ve covered this many times before, scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has an abnormal sideways curve. The curve is usually C or S-shaped.

    What causes scoliosis? Though the cause of scoliosis is unknown, it is believed to involve a combination of environmental and genetic factors. This condition is usually noticed first by the change in the appearance of one’s back. According to Webmd.com, some of the visible signs to look out for include:

    – A prominent rib cage

    – Uneven hips, arms and leg lengths

    – A visible curved spine

    – A visible difference in the length of legs

    – Clothes not hanging uniformly.

    What Are Some Symptoms of Scoliosis?

    Other signs are limited mobility, constipation, lung and heart problems (in sever cases), as well as pain in the shoulders, back, buttocks and neck. Proven treatment options for scoliosis will depend on your level of physical maturity, location of the curve and severity of your condition.

    Treatment isn’t always very necessary in children as the curvature of the spine can improve naturally as they grow older. However, if treatment is deemed necessary, bracing is the most common method used to try to stop the progression of the curve. More often than not, brace treatment is continued till the skeleton of the child stops growing. But, if the abnormal curve continues to progress even with braces on, surgery may be needed.

    In adults with scoliosis, it is unlikely that the condition will improve with time. Therefore, the primary aim of the treatment is usually to help relieve them of any pain. Pain relievers, exercises and bracing are usually tried first. If they fail to work, surgery is done to correct the problem.

    Bracing As A Treatment Option For Scoliosis

    Scoliosis bracing is usually recommended when the affected person has a spinal curve between 25 and 40 degrees. It is a treatment of choice especially for those who have a minimum of two years of growth remaining, as well as those with bones that are still maturing. The method entails fitting the affected person with a device covering the torso to hold the curve in place and prevent it from progressing further to the point where surgery may be needed.

    First off, start with a spinal exam.  Contact your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona.

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