Do you want to correct your scoliosis today? An Arizona chiropractor may have an innovative take on a decades old technology.
Scoliosis and Scoliosis Treatment Options
One of the most exciting ways to treat scoliosis is a soft scoliosis brace. Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve in the spine. This curve not only affects the body’s overall alignment and balance but can also lead to health and physical problems. Some degree of curvature is normal in the human spine. That is why when you view your body from the side, you’ll see the gentle outward and inward curves of your neck, lower back as well as upper back. These curves are essential for keeping your body properly aligned and balanced over the pelvis.
However, when viewed from the back, your vertebrae should form a straight line if you have a healthy spine. People with scoliosis have a spine with a “C” or “S” shape instead of “I.”
Treatment is not always needed in children since their spinal curve usually improve naturally as they get older. In adults with scoliosis however, it is almost impossible for the condition to improve with time. Because of this, the main aim of treatment is usually to relieve pain.
There are 3 proven scoliosis treatment options – bracing, observation and surgery. Your doctor may recommend any of these based on your skeletal maturity, location of the curve and severity of your condition. Let’s discuss each of these treatment options in detail:
Scoliosis Bracing and Curvature
If you are still growing and have a spinal curve between 25 and 40 degrees, scoliosis bracing may be the best treatment option for you. Note that the purpose of wearing a brace is not to straighten the present abnormal spinal curve, but to stop its progression as you grow. Children with scoliosis are expected to wear braces till they reach skeletal maturity. Once they stop growing, their curves are less likely to progress further.
There are two types of scoliosis braces – hard braces and soft braces. Static or hard braces are usually molded from hard plastic and used to hold your body in place in order to stop your spinal curve from worsening. They work by immobilizing your spine so as to keep your bones from deforming further and stop your scoliosis from progressing.
Which one is best for you? An Arizona chiropractor can tell you.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
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