Correct scoliosis today with a soft brace or other type of scoliosis treatment option.
Correct Scoliosis: Start With a Scoliosis Diagnosis
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has an abnormal sideways curve and it responds well to scoliosis bracing. While all people have a curve in their spine, with a scoliosis patient, the curve is usually C or S-shaped. 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.
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.
Scoliosis Treatment in Children
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 is 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.
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Gilbert, AZ 85296
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