Soft scoliosis bracing might be necessary.
As we covered previously, people with scoliosis are a greater risk of developing heart problems, breathing problems, osteoporosis, accelerated disc degeneration and spinal pain, reproductive function and pregnancy problems can be just some of the consequences associated with untreated scoliosis.
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Early detection is the key to stopping the progression and possibly correct scoliosis completely. All children should be evaluated after birth and regularly throughout the childhood years for the presence of an upper neck misalignment that could start this process in their spine. If a curvature is detected than the misalignment should be corrected as soon as possible. If the scoliosis is already very advanced due to lack of evaluation, than the misalignment should still be corrected and maintained and postural exercises should be given in order to prevent future progression. The longer the curvature has been there the more likely it will be to not correct completely.
If you have ever looked at young girl with scoliosis. You will notice the position of her head…tilted over to the side…then the curve begins to compensate from there….first one way and then the other until the pelvis is seen as being lower on one side in the standing position. This is a very common pattern that develops after an upper neck misalignment at an early age that begins a cascade of events. When the top bone of the neck…the atlas is misaligned it will tilt the head off to the side…and just like standing on the side of a hill your body must compensate for the change in head position. If the misalignment occurs early enough in life than a idiopathic scoliosis will develop. Idiopathic means that the medical profession does not know what causes it. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis…approximately 80-85 % of all scoliosis is idiopathic.
Scoliosis Bracing is One Solution
One effective solution for scoliosis is scoliosis bracing. Scoliosis bracing is diverse, with most of it now being soft scoliosis braces like SpineCor. A soft scoliosis brace is flexible and is concealed beneath a patient’s clothing. This is important as many juveniles are diagnosed with scoliosis. Being a teenager is hard enough without being conspicuous in wearing a hard plastic brace.
Ultimately it is up to you and your chiropractor. A spinal exam and assessment will determine whether scoliosis bracing is right for you or your child.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
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