Scoliosis bracing is one of many different scoliosis treatment options. While scoliosis itself isn’t life threatening, some of the side effects and related effects of scoliosis can dramatically impair a patient’s quality of life.
What Are The Symptoms of Scoliosis?
What are the symptoms of scoliosis? In addition to the obvious ones such as curvature of the spine, scoliosis can cause a few health problems, some of which are serious. Our bodies are interconnected systems. If one system isn’t functioning correctly, it can cause other systems to not work correctly as well. One potential problem with scoliosis is breathing difficulties.
It makes sense if you think about it. If you have poor posture due to scoliosis, it will push your body downward, making your diaphragm not work properly. If you have respiratory issues, scoliosis can indeed exacerbate them. The problem if you do not get enough oxygen, your blood will not be oxygenated which will lead to a cascade of other health problems. Acid reflux is another problem tied to scoliosis. Yet another one is posture.
Scoliosis Bracing and Posture
Most people think of posture as something we’re taught as youngsters as being important for social manners, however, there’s more to it than that. For one thing, if your posture is naturally bad, due to scoliosis or whatever reason, it will have a long term effect on your hips, and your lower back. Don’t believe us? Well, think about what happens when you have an injury or a strain in one of your legs. What do you do? You start to naturally favor your other leg. The human body is a balanced system. If you favor one leg, it will start to effect the way your spine acts. And then pretty much the way you walk will be altered. In cases of severe scoliosis, particularly when it is degenerative, it can eventually lead to disk degeneration in your back. It happens as a result of a lopsided gait that severe scoliosis patients suffer from. Can scoliosis bracing help? Sometimes, yes it can.
Scoliosis bracing is generally a treatment designed to stop an existing curvature from getting worse, and slowly and incrementally improving the condition. Scoliosis surgery is another treatment option, but is rarely used, except in really severe cases of scoliosis.
As you see, the human body is a interconnected series of systems. Take care of one of these symptoms. Discuss scoliosis treatment options with your chiropractor.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296