Scoliosis bracing for adults is important and often overlooked. While scoliosis is a condition often associated with adolescents, adults can develop it as well.
Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scoliosis Bracing for Adults
Soft scoliosis bracing for adults helps to stop the progression of scoliosis. The the case of idiopathic scoliosis, this may be all the more necessary. According to the site MEDSCAPE.COM:
“An extensive yet incomplete understanding of the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis remains a reality. Thus, more than a modicum of uncertainty remains associated with selection of recommended treatments for idiopathic scoliosis. The main treatment options for idiopathic scoliosis may be summarized as the three Os, as follows:
When to choose each of these treatments is a complicated matter.
The risk of curve progression varies based on the idiopathic scoliosis group in which a patient belongs (ie, infantile, juvenile, adolescent).
The future of the understanding of idiopathic scoliosis will clearly be guided by human genome analysis. The characterization of the structure and function of specific gene loci and eventual ability to regulate their expression will undoubtedly form the basis of scoliosis treatments of the future. Someday, clinicians may look back upon present mechanically based treatments of scoliosis and wonder how patients ever benefited.
Controversies exist at this time regarding several surgical tactics that may be used to treat similar curve types. Examples of this include anterior fusion and instrumentation versus posterior fusion and instrumentation for isolated thoracic curves. Both validated methods of curve classification and prospective, randomized, controlled studies comparing the surgical methods will be necessary before definitive answers can be embraced.
Future potential also exists in strategies for modulating spinal growth as a means of treating idiopathic scoliosis. This modulation may be genetic or mechanical in nature.
Nonoperative management consists of either simple observation or orthosis use. Observation is watchful waiting with appropriate intermittent radiographs to check for the presence or absence of curve progression. Orthosis use for scoliosis is discussed extensively below.
No other treatments, including electrical muscle stimulation, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, and nutritional therapies, have been shown to be effective for managing the spinal deformity associated with idiopathic scoliosis. The lack of demonstrated effectiveness in this context means either that scientifically valid studies have been done that do not support the treatment or that no such studies have yet been published that would allow an evidence-based evaluation.” [READ SOURCE ARTICLE]
Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment Options
Idiopathic scoliosis is found in children, adolescents, and adults. Soft scoliosis bracing for adults is one treatment option.
There are several other options as well including hard bracing, and surgery. Your doctor will decide what’s best.
If you have been diagnosed with scoliosis, know your scoliosis treatment options.
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