There are several different ways of treating scoliosis, such as scoliosis bracing.
Information About Scoliosis From Your Scoliosis Chiropractor
Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. In about eighty percent of cases, the cause of scoliosis is still largely unknown, though there does appear to be a genetic component. Another thing that seems to be an issue is a patient’s age. Children and adolescents often have scoliosis, while with adults it is more rare.
Generally, scoliosis is found when a child is examined for scoliosis in middle school. But frequently scoliosis is undetected until adulthood. Regardless, the earlier the curvature can be found the better. If it is identified at 13 years of age and it is already 15 degrees…it would have been much better to find it at 7 years of age when it was 8 degrees don’t you think? Especially if the underlying cause can be corrected and the progression of the scoliosis can be stopped. Also the earlier the scoliosis is identified the more likely the condition can be reversed.
How Important is Scoliosis Treatment?
Scoliosis has psychological consequences as well as physical consequences. Self image can be negatively impacted, especially in the formative adolescent years. Scoliosis can be so mild that an untrained eye cannot see the curve, or it can be severe enough to cause deformity. Children are often made fun of as a result of these deformities.
The physical consequences are much worse though. 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.
The medical approach has three main strategies. Observation, particularly if the curvature isn’t that pronounced. Soft scoliosis bracing is another option. The third which is usually only prescribed in very rare circumstances is spinal surgery. Your scoliosis chiropractors in Arizona will know the best treatment option.
With that said about the three treatment methods, there are also sub categories among scoliosis treatments. One of them is an accelerated scoliosis mini camp. Scoliosis mini camp is accelerated training to correct the spine using machines and spinal manipulation.
Whatever you decide, whether you need scoliosis bracing or not, you want to seek the advice of your Arizona chiropractor.
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1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296
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