Scoliosis braces are an underutilized scoliosis treatment option. First off, what is scoliosis?
Diagnosing Scoliosis and Scoliosis Braces
According to the site Medical News Today:
“Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are the chest area (thoracic scoliosis) and the lower section of the back (lumbar scoliosis).
In most cases, the reasons for the change in shape are not known but in other cases, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida are factors in the development of scoliosis.
The majority of children with scoliosis do not require treatment as the curve corrects itself as the child grows. However, based on the degree of curvature and the age of the child, a combination of bracing and physical therapy is often recommended.
A very small number of patients with scoliosis may require surgery. Complications of scoliosis include chronic pain, respiratory deficiencies, and decreased exercise capacity.
Here are some key points about scoliosis. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
Often, the causes of scoliosis are not known
Only a small number of scoliosis patients require surgery
Symptoms in babies include a bulge on one side of the chest
Scoliosis affects females more often than males
Scoliosis signs and symptoms in children
The head is slightly off center
The ribcage is not symmetrical – the ribs may be at different heights
One hip is more prominent than the other
Clothes do not hang properly
One shoulder, or shoulder blade, is higher than the other
The individual may lean to one side
Uneven leg lengths
Scoliosis signs and symptoms in babies
A bulge on one side of the chest
The baby might consistently lie curved to one side
In more severe cases, the heart and lungs may not work properly, and the patient may experience shortness of breath and chest pain
Some types of scoliosis can cause back pain but, for the majority of individuals, scoliosis is not overtly painful. [Read Source]
Getting a scoliosis diagnosis means you will need to figure out the best scoliosis treatment options for your particular case. A scoliosis chiropractor will work with you and go over your treatment options
One option is a scoliosis brace.
Why a Scoliosis Chiropractor in Arizona is Crucial
A scoliosis chiropractor in Arizona is someone who should be involved in all aspects of your scoliosis treatment. Being specialists, they are aware of all the treatment options including soft scoliosis braces
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296