In addition to offering chiropractic services, a scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona can help you improve or even eliminate your scoliosis.
What Are The Ways Scoliosis Can Be Cured?
First off, as we still don’t know with 100% certainty what causes scoliosis, there is no cure for it. With that said, however, there are ways that scoliosis can be treated. These boil down to three options: observation, bracing, and surgery. But first off, some numbers. Scoliosis is rare and only found in a small percentage of the population. Of that population, only three percent will require scoliosis surgery.
Observation is the most prescribed way of dealing with scoliosis. In some cases, particularly with adolescent patients, a patient can literally grow out of their curvature. Sometimes, all a patient needs is a series of scoliosis adjustments that solves the problem. For the patients for that doesn’t happen, there is the final option: scoliosis bracing.
Scoliosis Bracing: Innovative Treatment For a New Century
Scoliosis bracing is one of the most innovative treatments for scoliosis around. Older scoliosis braces had one critical design flaw: they were bulky and difficult to conceal. Why is that a problem? Simple. A great many scoliosis patients are adolescents and children. If a child or teenager feels self-conscious about wearing a scoliosis brace, they are likely to skip wearing it, potentially making their curvature worse. In addition, while no scoliosis brace is truly comfortable, some of the more old school scoliosis braces made it difficult for patients to breathe, or sleep. This discomfort was yet another reason patients would not wear their braces as often as they should have. That’s when dynamic scoliosis braces, or soft scoliosis braces came into play.
Soft scoliosis braces are really the best of both worlds. They allow almost a full range of movement, while at the same time helping to adjust the curvature in small increments. After a while, patients show remarkable progress with their curvature. Can everyone use soft scoliosis bracing? Unfortunately, no. Scoliosis bracing only works on patients with a curvature between 15 degrees and 40 degrees. Anything above that is deemed acute, and must usually be resolves by other means including surgery. In addition, scoliosis bracing is often not prescribed to any patient that shows signs of growing out of their curvature. Each patient is different, and as your scoliosis chiropractors in Arizona, we understand that, and customize a treatment regimen for each of our patients.
If you have questions about scoliosis, and about scoliosis treatment options, contact your scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona.
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296