Scoliosis and How it Is Treated (Contd.)

Scoliosis has several different treatment options.  Surprisingly exercise isn’t one of them.

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Can I Fix Scoliosis by Exercising

Can you fix scoliosis by exercising?  Unfortunately, no.  Exercises designed for correctly scoliosis have proven to be largely ineffectual in correcting the condition.  As a rule, there are usually three main treatment regimens.  Observation is the lowest end.  If the curvature is very low, then a doctor will most likely just observe the condition and see that if it does change it changes for the better.  The next treatment option available  is to use a scoliosis brace.

Scoliosis Braces are  a popular treatment option, and now there is a very wide variety of commonly used braces in spinal curve treatment depending on the degree and position of the curve. The following are braces that are prescribed to patients by doctors:
Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis (TLSO)
There are various forms of TLSO but the Boston brace is the most prescribed to patients with mid- to low-back curves areas of the spine. Custom-molded from plastic, this particular brace is fitted under the arm on a patient’s body to prevent curve progression. The Boston braces are relatively light in weight and should be worn for about twenty three hours in a day.
Cervico-Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis (Milwaukee Brace)
It actually similar the previous brace with the only difference being that it has a ring around the neck that is connected to the body brace by metal brace located at the back and in the front. It is meant the upper spine and is also worn close to twenty three hours in a day.
Charlestone Bending Brace
It is worn only during the night and is prescribed to patients with spinal curves that are situated just below or at the shoulder level. The Charlestone brace is recommended for patients with a curve ranging from twenty to forty degrees.
Other braces include a computer fitted brace that is worn at night called the Providence brace or the Willmington brace that is designed as a body jacket.

The final treatment option is surgery, however, that is only prescribed in about 1% of all scoliosis cases nationwide.

Scoliosis and Your Doctor

Going to the right doctor can certainly help you with your scoliosis.  He or she can recommend the latest in treatment methods which will make it a lot easier on you.

Ultimately, you want to get the medical advice of a scoliosis chiropractor.

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