Don’t Be Scared of Scoliosis (Contd.)

As we covered previously,don’t be scared of scoliosis.  

Get the facts about scoliosis treatment | Call Us (480) 892-0022
Get the facts about scoliosis treatment | Call Us (480) 892-0022

What Do You Do When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Scoliosis?

What do you do when you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis?  First off, don’t get worried about it.  Second, listen to your doctor.

As we covered in a previous article, scoliosis isn’t as serious as you might think.  While the causes of scoliosis are still largely a mystery, there are a few known causes for  the condition.  The condition occur due to many causes like:

1 Idiopathic scoliosis which is the most common condition. It has no specific causes though it is thought to be hereditary.
2. Egenerative scoliosis which results due to traumatic injuries and illnesses, bone collapse and also due to major back surgeries.
3. Euromuscular scoliosis which occurs due to abnormal muscles or nerves thus common in people suffering from cerebral palsy and spins fibida.
4. Ongenital scoliosis which occurs in infants at birth due to bone abnormality.

In most cases, patients suffering from the condition are young people and girls get affected more than boys. Depending on the type and cause, it is treated differently. In small children and infants, it may not be necessary to be treated since it improves as they grow but teenagers and adults require treatment. This is because, their condition do not improve without medication.

In rare cases, children also may require treatment though the doctor is required to discuss the possible options with the parents or guardian. Some of the options for children are performing surgery to straighten the spine or they can wear a back brace which is used until the child growth stops since that is the perfect timing to be sure that the spine will not curve further.

In addition, it is important to note that back pain is very rare and if they occur, they do so only in adults. Other types of scoliosis though are rare include congenital scoliosis which occurs in infants, degenerative scoliosis which occurs later in life and neuromuscular scoliosis which results due to neuromuscular conditions.

Correct Scoliosis-Don’t Ignore It

If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, and your back doctor has prescribed a scoliosis brace, don’t ignore your condition nor your doctor’s advice.  If not treated, scoliosis can lead to a lot of degenerative spinal conditions as well as diseases.  In addition, you could be setting yourself up for pain in later life.

So wear your corrective brace.  This is a sure way to help correct scoliosis.

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1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 892-0022