Scoliosis braces have come a long way.
As we covered previously, as medicine advances, so does medical technology. The old scoliosis braces while still used are used a lot less frequently. Newer technologies such as soft scoliosis bracing for adults have taken their place.
Improve Your Structure By Using a Soft Scoliosis Brace
Your spinal column is just that: a column. No one’s spine is completely straight. Your spine curves slightly when looked at vertically. The curves that are something to be concerned about are the lateral curves into an “S” shape or a “C” shape. This is called scoliosis, and requires a treatment option such as soft scoliosis braces.
While scoliosis itself isn’t life-threatening, if not treated it can lead to breathing difficulties as well as organ problems. It also can be painful if the curve is too pronounced as it puts pressure on your hips as well as the rest of your spine. One of the best ways to view scoliosis treatment is to view the human spine as a structure. So what do you do with a structure that is leaning or off center? You find a way to correct the problem with surgery, or a way of stabilizing the problem such as scoliosis bracing.
Exploring Scoliosis Treatment Options
Scoliosis treatment options vary based on the level of curvature, and whether the condition is showing signs of progressing or not. Scoliosis treatment options are broken down into three main types: observation, scoliosis bracing, and surgery. Of the three the least commonly prescribed treatment option is surgery. Only .2% of patients that have scoliosis have to have surgery to correct it. During scoliosis surgery, two of the vertebrae are fused together.
Observation is most common scoliosis treatment option, particularly where younger patients are concerned. The reason observation is so widely used is that a great many young scoliosis patients quite literally grow out of their scoliosis. What happens though if there is a chance of the condition progressing? Simple, then a scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona recommends a solution such as scoliosis bracing.
At present, we still don’t know what causes scoliosis. The most common form of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis, which is a fancy term for “we don’t know what causes it.
Ultimately, it is all about results. The ultimate aim of any form of treatment option prescribed by your doctor is to correct the problem with scoliosis. One solution is soft scoliosis bracing.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
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